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  • n. A person who studies archaic things; an antiquary
  • n. A person who uses archaisms in language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Am antiquary.
  • n. One who uses archaisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An antiquary; an arch├Žologist.
  • n. One who makes use of archaisms in art or in literary expression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who archaizes
  • n. an expert or collector of antiquities


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  • Archaism is, no doubt, very seductive to the archaist.


  • The judicious archaist, as we have said, will abstain from palpable modernisms, especially from modern slang.


  • Tannahill's poems, and those later than him, except where pedantically archaist, like many of Motherwell's, are an improvement on Burns: namely, in the more easy and complete interfusion of the two dialects, the Norse Scotch and the Romanesque English, which

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