Definition of Asyndetic

1. Adjective. Lacking conjunctions.

Category relationships: Grammar
Derivative terms: Asyndeton
Antonyms: Syndetic



Definition of Asyndetic

1. a. Characterized by the use of asyndeton; not connected by conjunctions.

Definition of Asyndetic

1. Adjective. (grammar) Not connected by a conjunction. ¹

2. Adjective. (psychiatry) Relating to asyndesis. ¹

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Definition of Asyndetic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asyndetic

async
asynchronicity
asynchronies
asynchronism
asynchronisms
asynchronous
asynchronous operation
asynchronous pulse generator
asynchronous transfer mode
asynchronously
asynchronousness
asynchrony
asynclitism
asyndesis
asyndeta
asyndetic (current term)
asyndetically
asyndeton
asyndetons
asynechia
asynergia
asynergic
asynergy
asynesia
asystematic
asystole
asystoles
asystolia
asystolic
asystolism

Literary usage of Asyndetic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transition in the Attic Orators by Robert Dale Elliott (1919)
"As applied to such cases, therefore, the term asyndetic in its literal sense is obviously somewhat inexact, but may nevertheless be used as a more or less ..."

2. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"The asyndetic juxtaposition of double members joined by or, which even stand ... The adversative coordination leaves wide play for the asyndetic antithesis. ..."

3. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"The primitive asyndetic relative construction disappeared in German for the most part in the seventeenth century. The form without the repealed ..."

4. Demosthenic Style in the Private Orations by William Hamilton Kirk (1895)
"It is difficult to attribute to Lysias any lack of artistic power ; and an example of asyndetic anaphora not cited above (32. ..."

5. Studia Biblica Et Ecclesiastica: Essays Chiefly in Biblical and Patristic by University of Oxford (1896)
"A period formed of two asyndetic clauses of some length, often antithetical ... Long asyndetic passages, with anaphora and alliteration, are frequent; Mart. ..."

6. The Style and Language of St. Cyprian by Edward William Watson (1896)
"I. A period formed of two asyndetic clauses of some length, ... Long asyndetic passages, with anaphora and alliteration, are frequent; Mori. ..."

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