[ ahr-key-dee-uhn ]
/ ɑrˈkeɪ di ən /
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(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.
a native of Arcadia.
the dialect of ancient Greek spoken in Arcadia.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ArcadianAr·ca·di·an·ism, nounAr·ca·di·an·ly, adverb
Words nearby Arcadian
arca, arcade, arcaded, arcade game, Arcadia, Arcadian, Arcadic, Arcado-Cyprian, Arcady, arcana, arcane
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How to use Arcadian in a sentence
Old Warrender would lean on his daisy-spud a pleased spectator of the Arcadian scene.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Michael often looked back to that first term in the Lower Third as a period of Arcadian simplicity, a golden age.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
The only wind instrument existing among them is the Pibbegwon, a kind of flute, resembling in simplicity the Arcadian pipe.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft
Trees, rocks, broken sunlight, and a summer breeze made the little scene quite Arcadian.The Hero of Manila|Rossiter Johnson
Vereker thinks of Sally's putative parents, the Arcadian shepherdess and the thunderbolt.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for Arcadian
/ (ɑːˈkeɪdɪən) /
of or relating to Arcadia or its inhabitants, esp the idealized Arcadia of pastoral poetry
rustic or bucolica life of Arcadian simplicity
an inhabitant of Arcadia
a person who leads or prefers a quiet simple rural life
Derived forms of ArcadianArcadianism, noun
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