Definition of Anachronistic

1. Adjective. Chronologically misplaced. "English public schools are anachronistic"




Definition of Anachronistic

1. a. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism.

Definition of Anachronistic

1. Adjective. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) having an opinion of the past; preferring things or values of the past; behind the times; over-conservative. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anachronistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anachronistic

anacathartic
anacathartics
anacharis
anachitis
anachoret
anachorete
anachoretes
anachoretic
anachorets
anachorite
anachorites
anachronic
anachronical
anachronism
anachronisms
anachronistic (current term)
anachronistical
anachronistically
anachronize
anachronized
anachronizes
anachronizing
anachronous
anachronously
anacidity
anaclases
anaclasis
anaclastic
anaclastics
anaclinal

Literary usage of Anachronistic

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1. The Unsound Mind and the Law: A Presentation of Forensic Psychiatry by George W. Jacoby (1918)
"... SEXUAL PARADOXY (anachronistic ANOMALIES) Let us begin our consideration of the individual anomalies by a description of those manifestations of sexual ..."

2. Demonology and Devil-lore by Moncure Daniel Conway (1879)
"... wicked ale-wife—Pious offenders punished—anachronistic Devils—Devils turn to poems—Devil's good advice—Devil sticks to his word—His love of justice— ..."

3. Mental Culture in Burmese Crisis Politics: Aung San Suu Kyi and the National by Gustaaf Houtman (1999)
"Through the restoration and promotion of national cultures, such anachronistic tribal traits as vendettas, head-hunting, etc, have been entirely rooted out, ..."

4. Journal of Theological Studies (1901)
"Why anachronistic? He admits that Judaism was 'able to exert a dangerous ... Is it then ' quite anachronistic ' to suppose it possible that similar views ..."

5. History: Chronology 1: Second Edition by Anatoly Fomenko (2007)
"([217], pages 109-110) Such an "inherent trait of the mediaeval historiography as its anachronistic propensity" is of importance to us. ..."

6. Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians by Michael Matthew Kaylor (2006)
"Although arguing that it is inherently anachronistic to claim that Hopkins was a 'homosexual' (even if imaginary scare-quotes are inserted), ..."

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