arcadian

adjective, often capitalized ar·ca·di·an \ är-ˈkā-dē-ən \

Definition of arcadian

1 a : of or relating to Arcadia or the Arcadians
b : of or relating to Arcadian
2 : idyllically pastoral; especially : idyllically innocent, simple, or untroubled

Examples of arcadian in a Sentence

  1. the painter is fond of depicting mute, slightly mysterious figures in arcadian settings

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First Known Use of arcadian

1565


Arcadian

noun Ar·ca·di·an \ är-ˈkā-dē-ən \

Definition of Arcadian

1 often not capitalized : a person who lives a simple quiet life
2 : a native or inhabitant of Arcadia
3 : the dialect of ancient Greek used in Arcadia

First Known Use of arcadian

1573



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