Definition of ARCHETYPAL

constituting, serving as, or worthy of being a pattern to be imitated <St. Peter's basilica in Rome is considered by some art historians to be the archetypal structure in the baroque style>
having or showing the qualities associated with the members of a particular group or kind <the movie's hero is pretty archetypal, lacking in any distinctive qualities that would distinguish him from countless other masked avengers>

Variants of ARCHETYPAL

archetypal also archetypical

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