antiquarianism

[ an-ti-kwair-ee-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF antiquarianism

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The spirit of antiquarianism has not, indeed, slumbered among us.

This way, he says, lie merely the dry bones of archology and antiquarianism.

But let us have no antiquarianism about Dickens for Dickens is not an antiquity.

But Keats never was nor tried to be exact in his antiquarianism.

However, the days of that old school of antiquarianism are numbered.

But let us have no antiquarianism about Dickens, for Dickens is not an antiquity.

For Cosway's wonderful collection of articles of art, antiquarianism, and vertû, Hazlitt has only good-natured banter.

"Modernity" is foolish, but antiquarianism is rubbish; life in its vigour is neither new nor antique, but young.

But, in truth, the spirit of antiquarianism is one of the most universal of human tendencies.

If antiquarianism pored, genius too meditated in this sublime industry.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who studies or is fond of antiquities," c.1600, from Latin antiquarius "pertaining to antiquity," from antiquus (see antique (adj.)) + -an. As an adjective from 1771.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANTIQUARIANISM

archaeology

nounstudy of the physical remains of ancient cultures or eras
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