Of or described as antiquity or archaism antiquated obsolescent
- little evolved from or characteristic of a youthful ancestral kind
- so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
- Of or described as antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
1810, from or by influence of French archaique (1776), in the end from Greek arkhaikos "old-fashioned," from arkhaios "ancient," from arkhe "beginning" (see archon). Archaical is attested from 1799.
A style that will be primitive and partial when comparing to a posterior style which will be considered perfect and full. -- L.V.
(a.) Of or described as antiquity or archaism; antiquated; obsolescent.
The style of the sculptures on the frieze is quite barbaric, with archaic elements, and is probably derived from Gaul.