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Definition relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

Much more rarely, medieval may be used to refer to something as old-fashioned and unenlightened.
  • The story takes place during medieval times.
medieval = relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  • India and China have not been so relatively powerful since medieval  times.
  • a medieval attitude toward dating
  • The book examines the connections between medieval literature and courtly love.
  • He painted studies from nature under the guidance of an Italian professor of painting, and studied medieval Italian life.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • The only shelter was provided by the suits of medieval armour punctuating the walls.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • medieval = relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  • There was a medieval magnificence about it:
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • medieval = relating to the Middle Ages
  • It's like a history club, where they study the medieval period together, on weekends.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • medieval = relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  • Like some medieval town with the castle smack at the center.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • medieval = relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
  • Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • medieval = relating to the Middle Ages
  • You can visit the ruins of an old medieval castle up there and look out on the plains and the orchards.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Phases of the history of the world flashed through her mind—Greek and Roman wars, dark, mediaeval times, the crimes in the name of religion.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Hiro breaks out of his orbit and heads straight for him, and they come together like a couple of medieval jousters.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I was in an enormous classroom, with a vaulted ceiling like a medieval cathedral.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Medieval city: crooked streets, lights draped on bridges and shining off rain-peppered canals, melting in the drizzle.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "So medieval," an unpleasantly shrill, female voice gushed back.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • The moral rage, it's a throwback, it's medieval.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It offered promise and hope for the future, and it swept away the old medieval system, which was hundreds of years old.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • The walls rose about three feet and were utterly medieval in their homeliness.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Yes; they are mediaeval—half savage.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory

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