Adjective "old-fashioned" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


In or according to styles or types no longer current; not modern.
  1. 'She walks toward her kitchen and grabs an old-fashioned basket with handles, the basket is made from tree bark and it shines beautifully in the day.'
  2. 'The place became so quiet, you could hear an old-fashioned timer clock ticking in the kitchen.'
  3. 'The decor is impeccable - basically old-fashioned, but with enough modern twists to stop it feeling dated.'
  4. 'To a lot of people, it might sound like really old-fashioned music, but to us it's current, it's what we do now.'
  5. 'She picked the right door on the first try, and went into a large, old-fashioned kitchen, so clean the shine from it almost hurt her eyes.'
  6. 'Designed to mimic old-fashioned eyelet fabric, the metal O's create a modern look with no-sew ease.'
  7. 'Falling business, old-fashioned designs, and conventional showroom decor keep the customers away.'
  8. 'Good old-fashioned police work and some of the most sophisticated modern detection techniques are being combined in the hunt for the criminal.'
  9. 'On the sound side, the old-fashioned Dolby Digtial Stereo 2.0 is clean, crisp, and clear.'
  10. 'Remember those old-fashioned telephones that plugged directly into the wall and had a cord attached to the hand piece?'
  11. 'she's stuffy and old-fashioned'
  12. 'Surely the more old-fashioned idea of locally-reared meat being slaughtered at a local abattoir a short distance away makes perfect sense.'
  13. 'He's a bit old-fashioned, in some respect, regarding the role of women in society.'
  14. 'Yet, despite the electronic attachments, there is something old-fashioned and traditional about him.'
  15. 'I'm a bit old-fashioned in that I prefer company names that actually reflect what the companies do.'
  16. 'We both shared old-fashioned views and stuck doggedly to them at all times.'
  17. 'It may be an old-fashioned idea, but life is meaningless unless it is shared.'
  18. 'So he was probably regarded as a little bit eccentric and odd, and a bit old-fashioned to begin with.'
  19. 'Where we came from the people were pretty old-fashioned.'
  20. 'People may call me conservative, old-fashioned, or whatever they like, but I do not care.'
  21. 'Maybe I'm just old-fashioned, but surely good manners and thoughtfulness should play a part here?'


A cocktail consisting chiefly of whisky, bitters, water, and sugar.



    1. of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit.

    2. favored or prevalent in former times: old-fashioned ideas.

    3. having the conservative behavior, ways, ideas, or tastes of earlier times: a delightfully old-fashioned gentleman.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "silvers can be old-fashioned in goods."

    "silvers can be old-fashioned in friends."

    "people can be old-fashioned to dislikes."

    "people can be old-fashioned in waisteds."

    "people can be old-fashioned in matters."

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