HyperDic: archaicism

English > 1 sense of the word archaicism:
NOUNcommunicationarchaicism, archaismthe use of an archaic expression
English > archaicism: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe use of an archaic expression.
Synonymarchaism
Broaderformulation, expressionThe style of expressing yourself
UsageacoldOf persons
adustBurned brown by the sun
airOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
alienismAn obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
ambages(archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action
amortutterly cast down
apopempticaddressed to one who is departing
away, off, forthFrom a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete)
backward, half-witted, slow-witted, feeblemindedretarded in intellectual development
base, basebornillegitimate
bide, abide, stayDwell
bosomThe chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
brotherly(archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner
caitiffA cowardly and despicable person
carefulFull of cares or anxiety
commodious, convenientlarge and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)
compassbring about
complexion(obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
corroborantUsed of a medicine that is strengthening
curtal(obsolete) cut short
dark-skinned, dusky, swart, swarthynaturally having skin of a dark color
dightedDressed or adorned (as for battle)
dowerlesslacking a dowry
earthOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
empiric, empiricalRelying on medical quackery
fardelA burden (figuratively in the form of a bundle)
fervent, fervidExtremely hot
fireOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
froreVery cold
gildhallThe meeting place of a medieval guild
heartlessDevoid of courage or enthusiasm
henceFrom this place
holdA stronghold
horaryrelating to the hours
hornpipe, pibgorn, stockhornAn ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind
hotheaded, impulsive, impetuous, madcap, tearaway, brainishCharacterized by undue haste / haste and lack of thought or deliberation
innocent(used of things) lacking sense or awareness
lealFaithful and true
meedA fitting reward
menstruum(archaic) a solvent
meretriciouslike or relating to a prostitute
muchnessgreatness of quantity or measure or extent
mulattoAn offspring of a black and a white parent
octoroonAn offspring of a quadroon and a white parent
palfreyespecially a light saddle horse for a woman
perchance, by chanceThrough chance, "To sleep, perchance to dream.."
privilyconfidentially or in secret
proportionableProportionate
puissantPowerful
quadroonAn offspring of a mulatto and a white parent
quintessence, etherThe fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water
scripturalwritten or relating to writing
scrivenedCopied in handwriting / handwriting
simpleAny herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
smallSlight or limited
soothtruth or reality
straitNarrow
sublimelifted up or set high
the halt(archaic) lame persons collectively
thrown, thrown and twistedTwisted together
trustExtend credit / credit to
upliftedexalted emotionally especially with pride
verbalprolix
verilyIn truth
waterOnce thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crispmake wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface
Spanisharcaismo, arcaísmo
Catalanarcaisme
Adjectivesarchaisticimitative of an archaic style or manner

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