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Origin of archaic
usage note for archaic
OTHER WORDS FROM archaicar·cha·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·ar·cha·ic, adjectivepseu·do·ar·cha·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby archaic
Example sentences from the Web for archaic
While he enjoyed the experience once in the air, he found the process of booking the flight to be archaic and obscure.
Too many shows meet their demise way early because of an archaic way of counting.Jim Rash on ‘The Writers’ Room’ and the Future of ‘Community’|Kevin Fallon|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was one daunting, archaic elevator, and a flight of stairs with no lights.
For some reason he revives this archaic label that has not been in general use in Israel for several decades.
She says men who kill women they love have a predisposition for violence and an archaic attitude toward women in their lives.Italy Struggles With Spate of Domestic-Violence Murders|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had a standing order with off-planet agents for archaic chess books, the older the better.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Then the ninth, eighth, and seventh centuries are the period of archaic Greek art, steadily progressive wherever it existed.
That instance of the Australians is so archaic that it may show totemism in an early form.Modern Mythology|Andrew Lang
The whole theory is wrong, archaic and ridiculous—the theory of education by schedule.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
The Epinal91 Gloss is the oldest of these, and it is very valuable because of the archaic forms of many of the words.Anglo-Saxon Literature|John Earle