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Evokes AntiquityPlay
Use 'archaic' to suggest something is from a much earlier time, which can add a historical feel. SlideThe archaic architecture of the castle transported tourists to medieval times.
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Not In UsePlay
'Archaic' indicates disuse in contemporary contexts, often replaced by modern alternatives. SlideThough charming, the archaic typewriter was no match for modern computers.
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Cultural ConnotationPlay
In culture, 'archaic' can have a negative, positive or neutral connotation based on context. SlideHer archaic manners were admired in the historical play but would seem out of place today.