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anachronistic

[uh-nak-ruh-nis-tik] /əˌnæk rəˈnɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or containing an anachronism.
Also, anachronistical.
Origin of anachronistic
1765-1775
First recorded in 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
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  • If there had been anyone there to see she would have made a most anachronistic bride.

    Excuse Me! Rupert Hughes
  • In a wider sense, all historical writings are anachronistic.

    August Strindberg, the Spirit of Revolt

    L. (Lizzy) Lind-af-Hageby
  • Both were anachronistic, and yet there was a certain suitability about both.

    The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
  • On costume, anachronistic but elaborate, the manager lavished his money and ingenuity.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • This anachronistic thinker was the English monk, Roger Bacon.

Word Origin and History for anachronistic
adj.

1775; see anachronism + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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