- anachronism ► NOUN 1) a thing belonging to a period other than the one in which it exists. 2) the placing of something in the wrong historical period.DERIVATIVES anachronistic adjective anachronistically adverb.ORIGIN from Greek ana- 'backwards' + khronos 'time' .
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Anachronistic — An*ach ro*nis tic, a. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
anachronistic — I adjective antedated, antiquated, archaic, archaizing, behind the times, ill advised, ill judged, ill timed, incongruous, misdated, misjudged, noncontemporary, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, previous, untimely, Victorian II index obsolete,… … Law dictionary
anachronistic — (adj.) 1775; see ANACHRONISM (Cf. anachronism) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) … Etymology dictionary
anachronistic — [[t]ənæ̱krənɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED You say that something is anachronistic when you think that it is out of date or old fashioned. My children regard handwriting as some lost, anachronistic art … English dictionary
anachronistic — adjective /əˌnæk.ɹəˈnɪs.tɪk/ a) Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time. If you know where to look in the movie, you can spot an anachronistic wrist watch on one of the Roman soldiers. b) having an opinion of the past;… … Wiktionary
anachronistic — adjective chronologically misplaced English public schools are anachronistic • Syn: ↑anachronic, ↑anachronous • Similar to: ↑asynchronous • Derivationally related forms: ↑anachronism, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
anachronistic — adjective see anachronism … New Collegiate Dictionary
anachronistic — anachronistically, adv. /euh nak reuh nis tik/, adj. pertaining to or containing an anachronism. Also, anachronistical. [1765 75; ANACHRON(ISM) + ISTIC] * * * … Universalium
anachronistic — Synonyms and related words: ahead of time, antedated, beforehand, behind time, behindhand, dated, early, foredated, late, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic … Moby Thesaurus
anachronistic — aÂ·nachÂ·roÂ·nisÂ·tic || É™â€šnÃ¦krÉ™ nÉªstÉªk adj. obsolete, out of date; not properly dated, not assigned to the correct time period (of a person, object or event) … English contemporary dictionary