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anachronistic

[uh-nak-ruh-nis-tik] /əˌnæk rəˈnɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or containing an anachronism.
Also, anachronistical.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; anachron(ism) + -istic
Related forms
anachronistically, adverb
nonanachronistic, adjective
nonanachronistically, adverb
pseudoanachronistic, adjective
pseudoanachronistical, adjective
unanachronistic, adjective
unanachronistical, adjective
unanachronistically, adverb
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Examples from the web for anachronistic
  • Carrie's schoolboy naivete sounded anachronistic even in 1967.
  • Sadly, the anachronistic conventions of bookselling and copyright law lag the technology.
  • It's joyfully anachronistic, as if we drove straight here from the 1960s.
  • Buckley makes use of some happily anachronistic narration in a lively mystery series kickoff set in 1560.
  • See, I have no patience for that movie -- too much is anachronistic.
  • As history it is anachronistic and occasionally unreliable; as narrative and commentary it is forceful and beautifully written.
  • It isn't 1975 anymore, and your cold war dichotomy is quaintly anachronistic.
  • Despite the occasional anachronistic word or concept, Penman has a good feel for the period.
  • But this policy has now become anachronistic, even counterproductive.
  • Yet such a concentration of power is an anachronistic mistake.
Word Origin and History for anachronistic
adj.

1775; see anachronism + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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