Late and Old


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Late adjective – Being far along in development.
Usage example: late impressionism gave rise to pointillism

Old is an antonym for late in topics: recent, new, not on time.
Nearby Words: lately, lateness
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Old adjective – Being of advanced years and especially past middle age.
Late is an antonym for old in topics: traditional, advanced in age.
Nearby Words: oldie, olden, oldish
Antonyms for Old
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Things that words describes

friend late friend old friend
master late master old master
girlfriend late girlfriend old girlfriend
mentor late mentor old mentor
Other nouns: series, show, game, story, empire, king, age, year, years, son, daughter, days, enemies, games.

Both words in one sentence

  • Younger Than They Look Jack Marston from Red Dead Redemption, after the epilogue timeskip, is only nineteen, yet he's the spitting image of his late 37-years-old father, John.
  • Intergenerational Friendship The 12 year old befriends the several hundred year old Man Child (who was probably in his late 30s at his time of death).
  • Film / It Follows Aluminum Christmas Trees: Notable as a bit of late-20th-century flavor is how the working television has been placed on the old, dead, bigger TV.
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