anachronistic anachronistic  /ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) chronologically misplaced

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. An article described the bullfights as anachronistic and violation of animal rights.
  2. Derek's attire may have been anachronistic but his speech was very relevant and topical.
  3. There is a new debate that is brewing: are private schools anachronistic?

News

  • George Zimmer Isn't the Only Reason Young People Don't Shop at Men's Wearhouse

    In the days since the public split between George Zimmer and Men’s Wearhouse ( MW ) , much fun has been made of the company’s anachronistic ads, and it has been easy to point to Zimmer as the embodiment of Men’s Warehouse’s inability to engage younger shoppers.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: BusinessWeek

Quotes

  1. "It seems clear now that Diana, for reasons of panicked self-protection, colluded with the Palace machine to protect the anachronistic facade of virginity," Brown wrote. "In a sense, the Love Train incident was the moment she first became a...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Tina Brown Source: Washington Post

  2. "US law lets American citizens travel to any country on earth, friend or foe -- with one exception: Cuba. It's time for us to scrap this anachronistic ban, imposed during one of the chilliest periods of the Cold War," said Republican Senator...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Richard Lugar Source: AFP

  3. "The stench of the prospect of corruption has lingered over this body for far too long, and there doesn't appear to be any interest within the board itself to address that," said Kormos. "It's an anachronistic body and it's time for it to be...
    on Jan 7, 2010 By: Peter Kormos Source: CBC.ca

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