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  • adj. Pertaining to an archaist; deliberately archaic, old-fashioned in an affected way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, or imitative of, anything archaic; pertaining to an archaism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Imitating that which is archaic; exhibiting the attempt to reproduce the characteristics of the archaic; affecting archaism.

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

  • adj. imitative of an archaic style or manner


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From archaist +‎ -ic.


  • There was a period which we call archaistic, and by this we indicate a time when it was the fashion for the sculptors to imitate as nearly as possible the works of the true archaic period.

    A History of Art for Beginners and Students Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

  • Icelandic, was studying the ancient sagas in the faithful and vigorous paraphrase of Petersen, and all combined to determine him to make an experiment in a purely national and archaistic direction.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • They rocked the boat and bucked an archaistic medical establishment in order to get what they wanted.

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  • The gem on the title-page, now engraved for the first time, is a red cornelian in the British Museum, probably Graeco – Roman, and treated in an archaistic style.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • He had the delicate strong features of a certain filleted head of a Greek athlete in the British Museum, an archaistic Graeco-Roman copy of a masterpiece of the fourth century, and that resemblance seemed symbolic of the austere nobility of his verse.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • The apartment occupied a hilltop above Christmas Landing Beneath it the city dropped away in walls, roofs, archaistic chimneys and lamplit streets, goblin lights of human-piloted vehicles, 'to the harbor, the sweep of Venture Bay, ships bound to and from the Sunward Islands and remoter regions of the Boreal Ocean, which glimmered like mercury in the afterglow of Charlemagne.

    The Queen of Air and Darkness

  • According to Haym, Hegel's philosophy of religion is “archaistic,” exhibits “apologetic, reac - tionary (restaurative) tendencies,” and is an attempt, like that of the Neo-Platonists, to refurbish the myths of a dying religion.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Another important document is the Black Stone, a four sided prism with archaistic writing.

    Assyrian Historiography

  • One, written in archaistic characters, from the south east palace at Kalhu, has long been known.

    Assyrian Historiography

  • He has a certain archaistic mannerism in his work recalling the Aeginetan marbles, which individuality puts a

    Sculpture of the Exposition Palaces and Courts


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