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Pronunciation: [ˌanɐkɹənˈɪstɪk] (IPA)

Anachronistic is a term that means something belonging to or characteristic of a period other than the present. There are many synonyms for this word, including antiquated, outdated, outmoded, old-fashioned, archaic, obsolete, out-of-date, and passe. These words all describe something that is no longer fashionable or relevant in today's society, whether it's a social custom, an object, or a way of thinking. Anachronistic may also be used to describe a person or group of people who hold beliefs or behaviors that are outdated or no longer acceptable. Whatever the context, these synonyms suggest that something is out of sync with the current time and place.

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Anachronistic is an adjective that is often used to describe something that is old-fashioned or out of date. Its antonyms would be modern, contemporary or up-to-date. These words suggest a sense of progress, vitality and relevance. Other antonyms for anachronistic include timely, relevant, current, and trendy. These words describe an object or concept that is in sync with the times and has not become obsolete. For example, technology is always changing, and those who keep up with the latest developments are said to be cutting-edge, innovative and current. Similarly, fashion trends that are current and up-to-date are described as stylish, fashionable and modern.

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Usage examples for Anachronistic

This latter course, however, is fraught with danger for the beginner; the chances for errors in judgment are many, and the only sure way to avoid anachronistic applause is to play the safe game and refrain altogether from any expression of approval-a procedure which is heartily recommended for the musically ignorant, it being also the practise among the majority of the critics.
"Perfect Behavior A Guide for Ladies and Gentlemen in all Social Crises"
Donald Ogden Stewart
Black slavery was such a grossly anachronistic and un-American form of evil, that it is difficult to discuss calmly the efforts to abolish it, and to remember that many of these efforts were calculated to do, and actually did, more harm than good.
"Thomas Hart Benton"
Theodore Roosevelt
His colleague, my secular tutelary, who also made an anachronistic onset, with his repartees and his retorts, before there was anything to fire at, takes what I give by way of subsequent provocation with a good humor which would make a convert of me if he could afford .
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)"
Augustus de Morgan

Famous quotes with Anachronistic

  • If faith cannot be reconciled with rational thinking, it has to be eliminated as an anachronistic remnant of earlier stages of culture and replaced by science dealing with facts and theories which are intelligible and can be validated.
    Erich Fromm
  • For women not to fear rape because we can successfully defend ourselves against it is not anachronistic but revolutionary. For women to be considered as potential warriors (in every sense of the word, its physical representation) is not anachronistic but revolutionary. If realized, it might imply a radical change in modern life. [¶] .... What would it mean for a woman to be a warrior today? How could modern women control the means of production and reproduction?
    Phyllis Chesler
  • The shattering of modern culture is the result, on the plane of ideological struggle, of the chaotic crisis of these antagonisms. The new desires that are taking shape are presented in distorted form: present-day resources could enable them to be fulfilled, but the anachronistic economic structure is incapable of developing these resources to such ends. Ruling-class ideology has meanwhile lost all coherence because of the depreciation of its successive conceptions of the world (a depreciation which leads the ruling class to historical indecision and uncertainty); because of the coexistence of a range of mutually contradictory reactionary ideologies (such as Christianity and social-democracy); and because of the mixing into contemporary Western culture of a number of only recently appreciated features of several foreign civilizations. The main goal of ruling-class ideology is therefore to maintain this confusion.
    Guy Debord
  • Tinkling sounds came from outside, of hammering and chiselling, as labourers worked like bees, and seven- or eight-storeyed buildings rose in the place of ancestral mansions that had been razed cruelly to the ground, climbing up like ladders through screens of dust. An old mansion opposite the veranda had been repainted white, to its last banister and pillar, so that it looked like a set of new teeth. ... In another sphere altogether, birds took off from a tree or parapet, or the roof of some rich Marwari’s house, startling and speckling the neutral sky. Not a moment was still or like another moment. In a window in a servants’ outhouse attached to a mansion – both the master’s house and the servants’ lost in a bond now anachronistic and buried – a light shone even at this time of the day, beacon of winter.
    Amit Chaudhuri
  • There is something anachronistic about the very idea of aphorisms or maxims. Contemporary culture isn’t stately enough, or stable enough, to support them.
    Aphorisms

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