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English noun: archaism

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


Broader (hypernym)expression, formulation

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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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