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  1. pertaining to or containing an anachronism.
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Also a·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal.

Origin of anachronistic

First recorded in 1765–75; anachron(ism) + -istic
Related formsa·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·nach·ro·nis·tic, adjectivenon·a·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·a·nach·ro·nis·tic, adjectivepseu·do·a·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·a·nach·ro·nis·tic, adjectiveun·a·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·a·nach·ro·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for anachronistic

antiquated, archaic, outmoded, out-of-date, obsolete, undue, improper, premature, unfortunate, ill-timed, antique, bent, tired, superseded, dated, superannuated, out, outworn, fossilized, ancient

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Contemporary Examples of anachronistic

Historical Examples of anachronistic

  • 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.

  • Both were anachronistic, and yet there was a certain suitability about both.

  • On costume, anachronistic but elaborate, the manager lavished his money and ingenuity.


    Ashley H. Thorndike

  • This anachronistic thinker was the English monk, Roger Bacon.

Word Origin and History for anachronistic


1775; see anachronism + -istic.

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