Maximilian felt that he should have been born in another century because he felt so attracted to very old-fashioned, antediluvian beliefs. He maintained an antediluvian practice of wearing a stiffly starched collar, pocket watch, and a 19th-century pinstriped Victorian suit. Marjory thought that Max’s outdated habits were charming in an Old World sort of way, but she disagreed with his antediluvian beliefs about women’s place in society, which were anything but up to date. Over time, Max changed some of his antediluvian views to more modern ones so that the feminist Marjory would marry him.
Quiz: What does antediluvian usually describe?
- An ancient fossil or remnant of a vanquished civilization.
- An individual who does not fit with his or her current culture.
- Something that seems old-fashioned and perhaps outdated.