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synonyms for archetype

  • form
  • ideal
  • model
  • original
  • paradigm
  • pattern
  • prototype
  • standard
  • classic exemplar
  • perfect specimen
  • prime example
See also synonyms for: archetypal / archetypical / archetypic
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antonyms for archetype

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  • disorganization
  • atypical
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Now the 45-year-old Singh is plotting the ultimate socialist insurrection in a land that in many ways is a capitalist archetype, with low taxes and a business environment that companies rate as among the friendliest in the world.
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I’m not the kind of viewer who tries to guess what’s around each narrative corner, but this show’s fidelity to familiar archetypes and other genre tropes made it hard not to do so—and I was almost always right.
NETFLIX HORROR NOIR BRAND NEW CHERRY FLAVOR TASTES TERRIBLEJUDY BERMANAUGUST 6, 2021TIME
Multiple players who fit that archetype will also make it easier for the Warriors to trot out their small-ball units with Green at center — lineups they had a tough time getting to last year, especially while James Wiseman was healthy.
WHICH NBA TEAMS ARE MAKING THE SAME FREE AGENCY MOVES, AND WHICH ONES ARE MIXING IT UP?JARED DUBINAUGUST 4, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Reminiscent of the curved dabs in Cafritz’s abstractions, the beads link photography to painting, and organic archetypes to invented ones.
IN THE GALLERIES: A MULTI-SENSORY EXHIBIT WITH CHERRY BLOSSOMS AND A DIRE WARNINGMARK JENKINSJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
More than a new spin on an old set of archetypes, it’s the most deliciously dark entry in a wave of series and films that capture the unvarnished drudgery of assistants, agents and other decidedly unglamorous entertainment-industry cogs.
FLACK IS THE MOST DELECTABLE IN A NEW WAVE OF SHOWS ABOUT THE WORKAHOLICS WHO MAKE HOLLYWOOD RUNJUDY BERMANJUNE 11, 2021TIME
His role in The Mosquito Coast, an action-packed adaptation of his uncle Paul Theroux’s popular 1981 novel that debuts on April 30, puts a less sympathetic spin on the archetype.
JUSTIN THEROUX IS GREAT IN THE MOSQUITO COAST. BUT WHAT IS THIS MUDDLED MEDITATION ON AMERICAN LIFE TRYING TO SAY?JUDY BERMANAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
It’s the archetype for a classic Taylor Swift break-up song.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TAYLOR SWIFT'S FEARLESS IN 2008—AND HOW TAYLOR'S VERSION STACKS UPTIME STAFFAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
The cohort of Gen X-ers, ages 19-25, who moved into MTV’s cavernous, industrial-chic Soho loft in the winter of ’92 unwittingly set archetypes that still persist in reality television.
THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: NEW YORK IS A BITTERSWEET GLIMPSE AT EVERYTHING REALITY TV COULD'VE BEENJUDY BERMANMARCH 4, 2021TIME
Similarly, the One is the higher archetype of the intellectual power which moves around Him, being His image.
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And nevertheless, by their unity all these things imitate the same archetype, some from far, some from near.
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WORDS RELATED TO ARCHETYPE

  • archetype
  • architectural plan
  • design
  • draft
  • game plan
  • layout
  • master plan
  • model
  • prototype
  • rendering
  • scheme
  • sketch
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