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synonyms for archetypal

  • quintessential
  • stereotypical
  • average
  • classic
  • clichéd
  • conventional
  • exemplary
  • hackneyed
  • model
  • most characteristic
  • paradigmatic
  • prime
  • representative
  • standard
  • stock
  • textbook
  • trite
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antonyms for archetypal

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  • atypical
  • unique
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How to use archetypal in a sentence

Everard’s killer—an off-duty cop named Wayne Couzens—is the archetypal villain we don’t know.
GABBY’S CASE REMINDS ME OF THE SCARIEST HIKE I EVER TOOKALAINA DEMOPOULOSSEPTEMBER 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Yes, they alienated some people, but they were totally OK with who they were alienating because they were moving closer to their ideal archetypal customer.
‘EVERY BRAND HAS A PURPOSE’: A COLLECTIVE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH BRANDS RALLY AGAINST TEXAS’ NEW ABORTION LAWKIMEKO MCCOYSEPTEMBER 16, 2021DIGIDAY
Like a refrain, they also circle back to the subject of myth as it relates to the human propensity to come to terms with the mysteries and verities that underwrite existence through archetypal stories.
‘GENESIS NOIR’: A STUNNING GAME ABOUT LOVE, MURDER, JOY AND THE BIG BANGCHRISTOPHER BYRDAPRIL 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Hinton is the archetypal academic, tousled, lost in thought, with a wry wit and healthy disrespect for authority.
THE MINDS BEHIND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND THE BIDDING WAR FOR THEMCRAIG SMITHMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If that is so, then Becker has written “The Heroine’s Journey” about three very different women who answered the archetypal call to adventure — and found themselves immersed in the chaos that was the Vietnam War.
THREE FEMALE JOURNALISTS WHO BRAVED THE CHAOS OF VIETNAMJACQUELINE WINSPEARMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
What’s most fascinating about “Nights When Nothing Happened” is the way Han, who was born in China and raised in Texas, explores how anxiety thwarts the archetypal experience of immigrant success.
SIMON HAN’S ‘NIGHTS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENED’ IS A POIGNANT STUDY OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCERON CHARLESNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He had not wholly freed himself, however, from archetypal trammels.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Truly is Homer the primordial Hellenic seer, he who sees and sets forth the archetypal forms of the future of his race.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Yes, in the sight of God, like the archetypal ideas of the Platonists.
WHAT IS PROPERTY?P. J. PROUDHON
All things exist, according to his well-known doctrine of ideas, in an ideal or archetypal form, a pattern laid up in heaven.
PARALLEL PATHSTHOMAS WILLIAM ROLLESTON
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WORDS RELATED TO ARCHETYPAL

  • archetypal
  • archetypical
  • characteristic
  • classic
  • classical
  • exemplary
  • model
  • prototypal
  • prototypic
  • prototypical
  • quintessential
  • representative
  • standard
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.