archaism archaism


  • (n) the use of an archaic expression


  1. They carry their archaism like a bloom.
  2. In the easy '20s sin was becoming an archaism, like the devil's tail and angels with six wings.
  3. Richelieu did his work, too, in a time of witch burning and archaism.


  • Bloomberg News and the problem of church-state separation

    It has become accepted wisdom in future-of-news debates that the church-state divide between the newsroom and the business side was something of an archaism, one more legacy that legacy news had to shed.
    on November 26, 2013     Source: Columbia Journalism Review


  1. "We have a collective failure, a failure due to our archaism, a failure due to our non-renewal," said Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a Socialist former finance minister.
    on May 6, 2007 By: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Source: Reuters India

  2. The scenario - the love between a goatherd and a shepherdess - is set in ancient Greece, though Ravel said, rather irresistibly, that his aim was to "compose a vast musical fresco in which I was less concerned with archaism than with faithfully...
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Maurice Ravel Source: Seattle Times

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