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Definition of gothic:

  1. A kind of square- cut type, with no hair lines.
  2. Of or pertaining to a style of architecture with pointed arches, steep roofs, windows large in proportion to the wall spaces, and, generally, great height in proportion to the other dimensions -- prevalent in Western Europe from about 1200 to 1475 a. d. See Illust. of Abacus, and Capital.
  3. Pertaining to the Goths; as, customs; also, rude; barbarous.
  4. The language of the Goths; especially, the language of that part of the Visigoths who settled in Moesia in the 4th century. See Goth.
  5. The style described in Gothic, a., 2.

Synonyms:

chivalric, grotesque, medieval, mysterious, rude, black letter, knightly, barbaric, eerie, old, unusual, nonmodern, barbarous, Gothic architecture, mediaeval, strange.

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