Ancient and Medieval


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Ancient adjective – Dating or surviving from the distant past.
Usage example: Rome's ancient ruins remain carefully preserved even in the midst of the bustle of the modern city

Medieval and ancient are semantically related. in antiquated topic. In some cases you can use "Medieval" instead an adjective "Ancient".
Nearby Word: anciently
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Medieval adjective – Having passed its time of use or usefulness.
Usage example: get rid of that medieval kerosene stove—it stinks and it's dangerous

Ancient and medieval are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Ancient" instead an adjective "Medieval".
Nearby Words: medievalism, medievalist
Synonyms for Medieval

Things that words describes

people ancient people medieval people
culture ancient culture medieval culture
art ancient art medieval art
technology ancient technology medieval technology
Other nouns: world, game, legend, kingdom, history, version, war, sword, city, times, japan, legends, texts, cities, warriors, kings.

Both words in one sentence

  • California Doubling In addition to ancient or medieval history films, Black Hawk Down has used Morocco to double for war-torn Somalia.
  • Series / Star Trek: The Next Generation Unwanted False Faith: In the episode "Who Watches the Watchers" Picard inadvertently becomes a deity to a group of vaguely-ancient/medieval-tech-using Vulcanoids.
  • All Myths Are True Pretty much every fictional being from ancient or medieval imagination is real somewhere—there are worlds inhabited by the Svartalfar, Nagas, or the creatures from medieval travellers' tall tales (headless humans with faces on their chest, men with a single giant foot, etc.)
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