Definition of anachronistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌnækrəˈnɪstɪk//
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  1. 1used to describe a person, a custom or an idea that seems old-fashioned and does not belong to the present The daily publication of print media seems anachronistic today.
  2. 2used to describe something that is placed, for example in a book or play, in the wrong period of history The costumes were anachronistic for a Victorian play.