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olde-worlde

adjective uk   /ˌəʊl.diˈwɜːl.di/ us    /ˌoʊl.diˈwɝːl-/ UK informal
old in a very noticeable or artificial way, or made to look old in a way that seems false: The village is a bit too olde-worlde and more of a museum than a thriving community.
Translations of “olde-worlde”
in Chinese (Traditional) 古舊的, 古色古香的, 刻意顯得古樸的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古旧的, 古色古香的, 刻意显得古朴的…
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