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archaizing

Line breaks: ar¦cha|iz¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːkeɪʌɪzɪŋ
 
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(also archaising)

Definition of archaizing in English:

adjective

Consciously imitating a word or a style of language or art that is very old or old-fashioned: archaizing poetry
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  • He embodied the guiding myths of the regime - the Fascist Revolution, the omnipotence of the Duce, and the corporate state - in an archaizing, expressionist style.
  • Others, such as the sculptor Arturo Martini, and Massimo Campigli, created a more archaizing style, drawing inspiration from ancient myth and Etruscan art.
  • Based initially on archaizing and backward-looking models taken from medieval literature and the Gaelic Order, new identities were proposed for an Irish Ireland by the Revival.

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