anachronistic etymology

English word anachronistic comes from English anachronism, English -ic

Detailed word origin of anachronistic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
anachronism English (eng) A chronological mistake; the erroneous dating of an event, circumstance, or object.. A person or thing which seems to belong to a different time or period of time.
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
anachronistic English (eng) (of a person) Having opinions from the past; preferring things or values of the past; behind the times; overly conservative.. Erroneous in date; containing an anachronism; in a wrong time; not applicable to or not appropriate for the time.

Words with the same origin as anachronistic

Descendants of anachronism
Descendants of -ic
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