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Classical (comparative more Classical, superlative most Classical)

  1. Of or relating to the first class or rank, especially in literature or art.
  2. Of or pertaining to established principles in a discipline.
  3. (music) Describing European music and musicians of the late 18th and early 19th centuries'
  4. Of or pertaining to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially to Greek or Roman authors of the highest rank, or of the period when their best literature was produced; of or pertaining to places inhabited by the ancient Greeks and Romans, or rendered famous by their deeds.
  5. Conforming to the best authority in literature and art; chaste; pure; refined; as, a classical style.

Adverbs for Classical

superbly; acceptably; admittedly; elegantly; easily; gracefully; readily; academically; artistically; chastely; correctly; felicitously; naturally; unaffectedly; modestly; unpretentiously; undoubtedly; deservedly; avowedly; pleasingly; aptly; appropriately; commendably; deservedly; admirably; laudably; universally; uniformly.

Derived terms


standard, stark, stark-staring, straightforward, subdued, superannuated, superior, superlative, surpassing, tasteful, terse, the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, top, top-notch, total, traditional, trim, typical, unaffected, unbearable, unconscionable, undeniable, understated, unequivocal, unlabored, unmitigated, unobtrusive, unqualified, unrelieved, unspoiled, utter, weighty, well-chosen, workaday, workday, absolute, aesthetic, antediluvian, antiquated, antique, archaic, archetypical, arrant, artistic, authoritative, belletristic, capital, champion, chaste, choice, classic, clear, common, commonplace, complete, consummate, crass, decided, definitive, developed, direct, downright, easy, egregious, elegant, established, everyday, excellent, exemplary, expert, famous, fine, finished, flagrant, fossil, fossilized, fully developed, garden, garden-variety, glaring, graceful, gracile, gross, grown old, homely, homespun, household, ideal, in good taste, influential, intolerable, limpid, literary, lucid, masterful, masterly, matter-of-fact, mature, matured, medieval, mid-Victorian, model, natural, neat, nondescript, of choice, of other times, of quality, old-world, ordinary, out-and-out, outright, paradigmatic, pellucid, perfect, perfected, perspicuous, petrified, plain, pleasing, polished, positive, precedential, precious, prime, proficient, profound, pronounced, proper, prosaic, prosy, prototypal, pure, pure and simple, quiet, quintessential, rank, refined, regular, representative, restrained, ripe, ripened, round, serious, shattering, shocking, simple,


From classic < Latin classicus (of the first class).