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Vetust vs. Venerable

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Vetustadjective

(obsolete) venerable from antiquity; ancient; old

Venerableadjective

Commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position.

Vetustadjective

Venerable from antiquity; ancient; old.

Venerableadjective

Worthy of reverence.

Venerableadjective

Ancient, antiquated or archaic.

Venerableadjective

Made sacred especially by religious or historical association.

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Venerableadjective

Giving an impression of aged goodness and benevolence.

Venerableadjective

Capable of being venerated; worthy of veneration or reverence; deserving of honor and respect; - generally implying an advanced age; as, a venerable magistrate; a venerable parent.

‘He was a man of eternal self-sacrifice, and that is always venerable.’; ‘Venerable men! you have come down to us from a former generation.’;

Venerableadjective

Rendered sacred by religious or other associations; that should be regarded with awe and treated with reverence; as, the venerable walls of a temple or a church.

Venerableadjective

impressive by reason of age;

‘a venerable sage with white hair and beard’;

Venerableadjective

profoundly honored;

‘revered holy men’;

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