archaistic


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ar·cha·ism

 (är′kē-ĭz′əm, -kā-)
n.
1. An archaic word, phrase, idiom, or other expression.
2. An archaic style, quality, or usage.

[New Latin archaeismus, from Greek arkhaismos, from arkhaios, ancient; see archaic.]

ar′cha·ist n.
ar′cha·is′tic (-ĭs′tĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.archaistic - imitative of an archaic style or mannerarchaistic - imitative of an archaic style or manner; "archaistic writing"
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