Definition of asyndetic in English:



  • See asyndeton

    • ‘On this count, Edmund Miller remarked that Prynne's use of the device of asyndetic listing confers ‘a breathless urgency to Prynne's poetry that is exactly appropriate to his theme.’’
    • ‘Sometimes an asyndetic list is useful for the strong and direct climactic effect it has, much more emphatic than if a final conjunction were used.’
    • ‘My guess was that he understood ‘inside out’ as ‘both inside and out’ (asyndetic conjunction) instead of as ‘having the inside out’, and simply restored the conjunction.’
    • ‘Instead, the asyndetic form of these texts promotes the opacity and disorientation of modularity.’