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anachronous

[ uh-nak-ruh-nuhs ]
/ əˈnæk rə nəs /
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adjective
misplaced in time; anachronistic.
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Origin of anachronous

First recorded in 1850–55; anachron(ism) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM anachronous

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How to use anachronous in a sentence

  • I like them to stalk, like the ghosts that they are—our modern passioning seems a bit anachronous in them.

  • There need be nothing anachronous or archæological about a performance of Œdipus at Covent Garden.

    Pot-Boilers|Clive Bell
  • Ducks also in mid-May serried the skies in utterly anachronous skeins—reminiscent of winter.

    Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
  • The bill was, however, returned “Ignoramus,” and the use of the name was probably anachronous.

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