from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Alternative form of antiquarian.
  • n. Alternative form of antiquarian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An admirer of antiquity. [Used by Milton in a disparaging sense.]

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An admirer of antiquity; an antiquary.


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  • For this purpose, verbatim copying probably counts as antiquitarian, though the motive is different.

    The Picts (or Cruithne, or Albans): What's in a name?

  • In this conception, which a remote history furnishes to his boundless ambition, the terrible antiquitarian finds the gigantic and suitable framework, the potent, specious terms, and all the verbal reasons he requires.

    The Modern Regime, Volume 2

  • Or, to put it as some aspiring writers might: without embroiling us in superfluous polysemousness, it must be averred that the aesthetic propensities of a vainglorious tome toward prolixity or indeed even the pseudo-pragmatic co-optation — as by droit du seigneur — of an antiquitarian lexis, whilst purportedly an amendment to the erudition of said opuscule and arguably consanguinean (metaphorically speaking) and perhaps even existentially bound up with its literary apprizal, can all too facilely directionize in the azimuth of fustian grandiloquence or unmanacle unpurposed (or even dystelelogical) consequences on a pith and/or douceur de vivre level vis-à-vis even the most pansophic reader.

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