Translation of "anachronism" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /əˈnæk.rə.nɪ.zəm/ us /əˈnæk.rə.nɪ.zəm/

a person, thing, or idea that exists out of its time in history, especially one that happened or existed later than the period being shown, discussed, etc.

For some people, marriage is an anachronism from the days when women needed to be protected.
anachronistic adjective uk /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪk/ us /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪk/

anacrónico, anticuado
He described the law as anachronistic (= more suitable for an earlier time) and ridiculous.
anachronistically adverb uk /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /əˌnæk.rəˈnɪs.tɪ.kəl.i/

(Translation of “anachronism” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /əˈnækrəˌnizəm/

someone or something that seems to be old-fashioned and does not belong to the present time

Some people consider the House of Lords to be an anachronism.
anachronistic adjective

anachronistic customs and traditions.

(Translation of “anachronism” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)