Definition of anachronic in English:



  • Relating to or involving anachronism.

    ‘an anachronic atmosphere in which time seems to have stood still’
    • ‘Although some of them inspired fear and were somewhat anachronic for the pantheon of the fifth century, they were not regarded pejoratively or malignantly.’
    • ‘It is however not anachronic for him to return to his roots in such an obvious way.’
    • ‘Our effort to excavate the anachronic underhistory of the work of art is therefore by its nature a challenge to enlightened historical models.’
    • ‘In a world where technology has invaded every minute aspect of our lives, their music seems somewhat anachronic.’
    • ‘Incongruous and anachronic, it is certainly all this and more.’
    • ‘They can be distinguished for their wide hats and somewhat anachronic looking outfit.’
    • ‘So, the arrival of this album could appear slightly anachronic, yet it proves to be more than just an innocent journey through time.’
    • ‘The result is an anachronic set of dialogues between introspective, idealistic, pragmatic and educated-sounding American characters.’
    • ‘Curiously anachronic, this sonic cross breeding soon becomes totally confusing as the human ear fails to clearly distinguish between the input from the orchestra and that of Passamonte's live box.’
    • ‘It comes as a complete surprise and appears as a totally anachronic project put in context of both the current music scene and of his previous outputs.’
    • ‘The lack of adaptive value of long spines in E. acida suggests this trait might be better considered anachronic to parasitism, if demonstration of its adaptive value against parasitism in the past is provided.’
    • ‘It’s been clear to me that my mind is focused on other things mostly boring or somewhat anachronic.’


Early 19th century: from anachronism, on the pattern of pairs such as synchronism, synchronic.