adjective /əˌnæk.ɹəˈnɪs.tɪk/
a) Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time.

If you know where to look in the movie, you can spot an anachronistic wrist watch on one of the Roman soldiers.

b) having an opinion of the past; preferring things or values of the past; behind the times; over-conservative.

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  • Anachronistic — An*ach ro*nis tic, a. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anachronistic — I adjective antedated, antiquated, archaic, archaizing, behind the times, ill advised, ill judged, ill timed, incongruous, misdated, misjudged, noncontemporary, obsolete, outdated, outmoded, previous, untimely, Victorian II index obsolete,… …   Law dictionary

  • anachronistic — (adj.) 1775; see ANACHRONISM (Cf. anachronism) + ISTIC (Cf. istic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anachronistic — [[t]ənæ̱krənɪ̱stɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED You say that something is anachronistic when you think that it is out of date or old fashioned. My children regard handwriting as some lost, anachronistic art …   English dictionary

  • anachronistic — anachronism ► NOUN 1) a thing belonging to a period other than the one in which it exists. 2) the placing of something in the wrong historical period. DERIVATIVES anachronistic adjective anachronistically adverb. ORIGIN from Greek ana backwards + …   English terms dictionary

  • anachronistic — adjective chronologically misplaced English public schools are anachronistic • Syn: ↑anachronic, ↑anachronous • Similar to: ↑asynchronous • Derivationally related forms: ↑anachronism, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • anachronistic — adjective see anachronism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anachronistic — anachronistically, adv. /euh nak reuh nis tik/, adj. pertaining to or containing an anachronism. Also, anachronistical. [1765 75; ANACHRON(ISM) + ISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • anachronistic — Synonyms and related words: ahead of time, antedated, beforehand, behind time, behindhand, dated, early, foredated, late, metachronistic, misdated, mistimed, out of date, out of season, overdue, parachronistic, past due, postdated, prochronistic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • anachronistic — a·nach·ro·nis·tic || ə‚nækrÉ™ nɪstɪk adj. obsolete, out of date; not properly dated, not assigned to the correct time period (of a person, object or event) …   English contemporary dictionary

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