Antiquarianism



pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of antiquities.
of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
an antiquary.
a size of drawing and writing paper, 31 × 53 or 29 × 52 inches.
Historical Examples

Singularly enough, in this instance, “antiquarianism” and “folk-lore” proved equally at fault.
Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore Charles Hardwick

But let us have no antiquarianism about Dickens for Dickens is not an antiquity.
A Chesterton Calendar G. K. Chesterton

The first night, to prevent rivalry, was devoted to antiquarianism, and to the performance of extracts from the plays of Holberg.
Henrik Ibsen Edmund Gosse

However, the days of that old school of antiquarianism are numbered.
Custom and Myth Andrew Lang

But Keats never was nor tried to be exact in his antiquarianism.
Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin

If antiquarianism pored, genius too meditated in this sublime industry.
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli

Apart from antiquarianism, the hill of Uisneach is well worth seeing, for it is as strange in shape as it is beautiful in verdure.
Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland T. O. Russell

But it would seem that even pedantry and antiquarianism are welcomed when they tell on behalf of the other side.
Sketches from the Subject and Neighbour Lands of Venice Edward A. Freeman

But let us have no antiquarianism about Dickens, for Dickens is not an antiquity.
Tremendous Trifles G. K. Chesterton

In this we see that Mantegna’s antiquarianism was not simply a youthful phase, but lasted till the very end of his career.
Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies

adjective
concerned with the study of antiquities or antiques
noun
the largest size of handmade drawing paper, 53 × 31 inches
a less common name for antiquary
n.

“one who studies or is fond of antiquities,” c.1600, from Latin antiquarius “pertaining to antiquity,” from antiquus (see antique (adj.)) + -an. As an adjective from 1771.

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