Medieval

  • (adj): As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened.
    Example: "A medieval attitude toward dating"
    Synonyms: mediaeval, gothic
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "medieval":

  • (adj): Characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages.
    Synonyms: chivalric, knightly
  • (adj): Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages.
    Example: "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times"
    Synonyms: mediaeval

Famous quotes containing the word medieval:

    The Christos-image
    is most difficult to disentangle
    from its art-craft junk-shop
    paint-and-plaster medieval jumble
    of pain-worship and death-symbol.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.... The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

    Our medieval historians who prefer to rely as much as possible on official documents because the chronicles are unreliable, fall thereby into an occasionally dangerous error. The documents tell us little about the difference in tone which separates us from those times; they let us forget the fervent pathos of medieval life.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)