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noun as in error in time placement

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SamsungMany TV remotes still rely on alkaline batteries, which feels like an anachronism in 2021.

In many ways, the United States Senate is an anachronism left over from a time when thirteen colonies were independent sovereign nations.

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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.

The usual policy of staying out of foreign conflicts unless absolutely necessary was becoming an anachronism.

By 2030, I would argue that we will view this problem in the rearview mirror as a quaint anachronism.

The “reenactment” of the battle, an even more recent anachronism, dates back only to 1977.

These days, says another former top studio executive, puts are an anachronism.

With these appears, by a poetic anachronism, Dietrich of Berne.

By the time of the Reform Bill, a sinecure had become an anachronism.

Yet there are "many traces of apparent anachronism," of divergence from the more antique picture of life.

It was to him more of an anachronism than any manifestation he had yet encountered, even at the Fort, that stronghold of the past.

But what is an anachronism of this kind compared to that which involves the principal character in one continued topsy-turveydom?


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anachronism, such as: misplacement, prolepsis, solecism, chronological error, metachronism, and misdate.

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