Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or tastes of an antiquary.
- n. Antiquarian research. It includes the study of the past through relics of all kinds, but denotes especially the study of times which are neither very ancient nor of great general interest, and the collection of bric-à-brac and mere curiosities. It implies taste for old things merely because they are old, independently of any artistic or historic value that they may possess. Synonyms Archæology, Antiquarianism. See
- n. Study or love of antiques; this sense is never pluralized
- n. Study or love of antiquity; this sense is never pluralized
- n. archaism
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Character of an antiquary; study or love of antiquities.
“As much as I'd like us to dispose ourselves like Sarum-rite groomsmen or grave Spanish courtiers of the seventeenth century, I realize such antiquarianism is not a going concern.”
“He took to antiquarianism, which is a sort of philtre, driving its votaries mildly insane, and filling them with emotions which, on the whole, are probably more often happy than grievous.”
“Putting it this way, it seems to me, might forestall invidious appeals to sheer archivalism, or to a relevance-averse kind of antiquarianism that, in my experience, very few students of considerable ambition and intelligent conviction will now be likely to take up.”
“As for "antiquarianism" itselfa term that I would agree has to be revalued from Nietzsche's contemptSimpson's defense of that posture doesn't register the mounting evidence that "disinterested" historical information was only sometimes the aim of antiquarian scholarship in the past, and perhaps more rarely than we used to think.”
“While the revival of form and narrative among young literary poets could be dismissed by critical tastemakers as benighted antiquarianism and intellectual pretension," Gioia writes, "its universal adoption as the prosody-of-choice by disenfranchised urban blacks. . .is impossible to dismiss in such simplistic ideological terms.”
“An exaggerated sense of antiquarianism, anthropologism, confusion of roles between the ordained and the non-ordained, a limitless provision of space for experimentation − and, indeed, the tendency to look down upon some aspects of the development of the Liturgy in the second millennium − were increasingly visible among certain liturgical schools.”
“An exaggerated sense of antiquarianism, anthopologism, confusion of roles between the ordained and the non-ordained, a limitless provision of space for experimentation -- and indeed, the tendency to look down upon some aspects of the development of the Liturgy in the second millennium -- were increasingly visible among certain liturgical schools.”
“In Scott, this tension plays itself out through the apparently contradictory styles of world-historical narrative and the "seemingly improbable portal of antiquarianism" 59.”
“It is antiquarianism to import things from ancient sources if they have no history of continuous use in a rite.”
“If it's just antiquarianism, I suppose the phenomenon is uninteresting, but I suspect there's more to it than that.”
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