archaism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to archaism: slovenliness

archaism

an archaic word, expression, style, etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
As Bowe's close reading draws out, it is a symbolically rich composition that marries its archaism and elaboration to a seemingly more modern and sparely expressive handling of the painted and leaded line.
In this respect, HM the King noted that "we are living at a time and in a world in which the collective imagination of our societies is too often impaired, not to say poisoned, by regression and archaism. By capitalizing on the depth and resilience of the legacy left by my revered grandfather His Majesty Mohammed V, we can, together, set out to recover the lost expanses of reason and mutual respect which have vanished from many parts of the world"."May I point out that this duty of remembrance has, at times, been lacking in a Community of Nations that has often turned its back on the very complex nature of our respective histories", the Sovereign regretted.
Instead, Nicholson delves into texts characterized by "extravagant ornamentation, obscure archaism, and violent bombast," texts so stylistically extreme that they hardly seem to be English at all (1).
In this piece her scholarly approach is fully on display--deeply concerned with textual evidence, basing grammatical analyses not on forms detached from their context but on the grammar that emerges from text, sensitive to meter and to other indirect clues to linguistic structure such as register, and to the linguistic reality often partly concealed by orthography, alive to the interplay of archaism and innovation in the language and to the linguistic processes that reconfigure older features of language in new structures, and eager to situate whatever language she's focused on in the larger web of Indo-Aryan languages, not only more or less contemporary Middle Indic forms but also earlier Vedic and later Apabhramsa and even New Indo-Aryan.
With often delicate pastel shadings and sudden bright specks of color, Gronemeyer purposefully smuggles a sense of artificiality into the archaism of her pictures, and this makes them utterly contemporary.
The Habsburg monarchy, according to the old textbook standard, was a political archaism too brittle to withstand the centrifugal power of ethnic nationalism.
While not at first glance strongly relevant to nineteenth-century studies, Newman's book makes us aware that the gap between the archaism of Balzac's Paris and the bustling modernity of Zola's Second Empire capital is narrower than it may appear.
In "Archaism, Nostalgia, and Tennysonian War," Andrew Lynch finds parallels between Tolkien's and Tennyson's view of warfare and supplies the phrase which might offer the best descriptor of much within this collection: "a postmedieval, romantic mindset" (80).
Judovitz's expertise in both Renaissance texts and contemporary philosophy means that 'rather than functioning as the insignia of historical archaism [...] earlier conceptual frameworks can be redeployed in contemporary discourse in order to provide new ways for conceiving and representing the body as a plural entity whose multiple embodiments attest to its embeddedness in the fabric of the world' (p.
Steinberg seems not to question this basic distinction, and considers the Last Supper to be an exceptional case in which the temporal gradations are so closely connected that the image at first appears instantaneous, even if it is nor, and as a result, Leonardo is absolved of any serious charge of archaism. Indeed Steinberg seems almost to back away from the implications of his own astute analysis.
Given their self-conscious archaism, the Phoebus paintings also recollect the more wistful of the literary expressionist paintings of the mid-80s, a smaller scale version of Therese Oulton, perhaps.
Whether you think the Electoral College is a silly archaism that frustrates the people's will or a time-tested institution that helps preserve our republic, one thing is certain: That red-and-blue electoral map not only illustrates but dramatically inflates political, cultural, and geographic differences in the United States.