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synonyms for anachronism

  • misplacement
  • prolepsis
  • solecism
  • chronological error
  • metachronism
  • misdate
  • postdate
See also synonyms for: anachronisms
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The divide between capital and labor increasingly looks like an anachronism, a throwback to the language and illusory simplicity of another time.
WHY DO THE MEDIA ALWAYS PIT LABOR AGAINST CAPITAL?WALTER THOMPSONSEPTEMBER 10, 2021TECHCRUNCH
The usual policy of staying out of foreign conflicts unless absolutely necessary was becoming an anachronism.
HOW THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE TRANSFORMED AMERICA’S ROLE IN THE WORLDA.J. BAIMEDECEMBER 4, 2020WASHINGTON POST
By 2030, I would argue that we will view this problem in the rearview mirror as a quaint anachronism.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? (EP. 406)STEPHEN J. DUBNERFEBRUARY 20, 2020FREAKONOMICS
With these appears, by a poetic anachronism, Dietrich of Berne.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
By the time of the Reform Bill, a sinecure had become an anachronism.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME II (OF 3)LESLIE STEPHEN
Yet there are "many traces of apparent anachronism," of divergence from the more antique picture of life.
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
It was to him more of an anachronism than any manifestation he had yet encountered, even at the Fort, that stronghold of the past.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
But what is an anachronism of this kind compared to that which involves the principal character in one continued topsy-turveydom?
THE ENGLISH STAGEAUGUSTIN FILON
When so interpreted, as it is contended, the words betray a palpable anachronism.
STUDIES ON HOMER AND THE HOMERIC AGE, VOL. 1 OF 3W. E. GLADSTONE
Another nationalistic anachronism is the geographical standard in governmental matters.
FUNDAMENTAL PEACE IDEAS INCLUDING THE WESTPHALIAN PEACE TREATY (1648) AND THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS (1919)ARTHUR MAC DONALD
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