[ ahr-kay-dee-uhn ]
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Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; From the Latinized version of the Greek Arkadia, referring to a mountainous district in central Peloponnesus. The pastoral, romantic ideal of Arcadia stems from 16th century Italian poetry.
  • bucolic peaceful
  • simple idyllic rustic
  • metropolitan urban
  • complex
1. relating to a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity
2. rural, rustic, or pastoral, especially suggesting simple, innocent contentment
1. A) The house itself wasn't much to look at, but the hills behind it were arcadian. B) It's natural after spending so much time in the city to dream of a more arcadian place.
2. A) The reality of working on a farm clashed with the arcadian notions he had proclaimed. B) Being so far into the arcadian wilds made her reconsider whether she wanted an office job after all.
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