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Arcadian

[ ahr-key-dee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of Arcadia.
  2. (often lowercase) rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment:

    They shared the desire to live off the land and lead a life of Arcadian bliss.



noun

  1. a native of Arcadia.
  2. the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.

Arcadian

/ ɑːˈkeɪdɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
  2. rustic or bucolic

    a life of Arcadian simplicity



noun

  1. an inhabitant of Arcadia
  2. a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
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Derived Forms

  • Arˈcadianism, noun
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Other Words From

  • Ar·cadi·an·ism noun
  • Ar·cadi·an·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Arcadian1

First recorded in 1580–90; Arcadi(a) + -an
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Example Sentences

Old Warrender would lean on his daisy-spud a pleased spectator of the Arcadian scene.

Michael often looked back to that first term in the Lower Third as a period of Arcadian simplicity, a golden age.

The only wind instrument existing among them is the Pibbegwon, a kind of flute, resembling in simplicity the Arcadian pipe.

Trees, rocks, broken sunlight, and a summer breeze made the little scene quite Arcadian.

Vereker thinks of Sally's putative parents, the Arcadian shepherdess and the thunderbolt.

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