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English noun: archaicism

1. archaicism (communication) the use of an archaic expression


Synonymsarchaism


Broader (hypernym)expression, formulation


Domain category memberscontrol


Domain usage membersabide, acold, adust, air, alienism, ambages, amort, apopemptic, away, backward, base, baseborn, bide, bosom, brainish, brotherly, by chance, caitiff, careful, colored, colored person, commodious, compass, complexion, convenient, corroborant, curtal, dark-skinned, dighted, dowerless, dusky, earth, empiric, empirical, ether, fardel, feebleminded, fire, forth, frore, gildhall, half-witted, heartless, hence, hold, horary, hornpipe, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, innocent, leal, madcap, meed, mellow, mellowly, menstruum, meretricious, muchness, mulatto, Negress, octoroon, off, Oriental, oriental person, palfrey, perchance, pibgorn, privily, proportionable, puissant, quadroon, quintessence, scriptural, scrivened, simple, slow-witted, small, sooth, stay, stockhorn, strait, sublime, swart, swarthy, tearaway, the halt, thrown, thrown and twisted, uplifted, verbal, verily, water









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