- 1Very old or old-fashioned: prisons are run on archaic methodsMás ejemplos en oraciones
obsolete, obsolescent, out of date, anachronistic, old-fashioned, outmoded, behind the times, bygone, antiquated, antique, superannuated, antediluvian, past its prime, having seen better days, olde worlde, old-fangled; ancient, very old, aged, prehistoric, primitive, of yore; extinct, defunct, discontinued, discarded, fossilized, dead; French passé, démodé
- The company also plans to pay artists a higher royalty for songs downloaded online, while scrapping archaic methods for calculating Internet sales.
- Director of the Scottish Tourist Forum, Ivan Broussine, warned that archaic attitudes were threatening the health of the tourist industry.
- In short, the modernization of economic structures leads to a rise, rather than a decline, in archaic attitudes of mind.
- 1.1(Of a word or a style of language) no longer in everyday use but sometimes used to impart an old-fashioned flavour: a term with a rather archaic ring to itMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They may have translated the archaic terms into scientific-sounding language, but it's the same old vitalism, dressed up as quantum physics.
- Because they are short or perceived as popular, certain archaic words survive in newspaper usage: agog, foe, hustings, scribe, slay.
- Elevation is lent to his language by archaic and poetic words and an admixture of neologisms, while his extensive use of metaphor more closely resembles poetic than prose usage.
- 1.2Of an early period of art or culture, especially the 7th-6th centuries bc in Greece: the archaic temple at CorinthMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Schaps, however, underestimates the market orientation of Greek agriculture in the later archaic period.
- This city was settled by Phoenicians in the archaic period and it challenged the rising Roman Republic in three wars culminating in its own destruction in the second century B.C.E.
- Concerning the archaic period, Reed admits that he is engaging in ‘cautious guesswork’.
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- The archaically worded patent - for an ‘information handling system and terminal apparatus’ - makes passing reference to links within the ‘remote terminal’ network that you might remember as Prestel.
- But archaically the ladies' menus don't show prices.
- I'm self employed, a good chunk of my clients still - archaically - pay by cheque.
mid 19th century: from French archaïque, from Greek arkhaikos, from arkhaios, from arkhē 'beginning'.