anachronism | anachronistic

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GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

old-fashioned and out of place

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anachronism - dated

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An ‘anachronism’ is a person, thing, or idea that does not fit its time period. The word is most commonly used today to refer to a negative attitude or stereotype that is considered dated and offensive, or to describe an error in chronology.

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Antonyms contemporaneous,relevant

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  1. There were loads of anachronisms in that movie. For example, the Roman officer was wearing a watch!

  2. I can’t understand why that company only accepts job applications by post. To not use email is anachronistic in my opinion.

  3. Emily says that she has had to deal with anachronistic attitudes towards women in the financial industry.

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