Synonyms of gothic


1. Gothic, East Germanic, East Germanic language

usage: extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas

2. Gothic, black letter, font, fount, typeface, face, case

usage: a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

3. Gothic, Gothic architecture, architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture

usage: a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches


1. Gothic

usage: characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German

2. Gothic

usage: of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths; "the Gothic Bible translation"

3. Gothic

usage: of or relating to the Goths; "Gothic migrations"

4. medieval, mediaeval, gothic, nonmodern (vs. modern)

usage: as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened; "a medieval attitude toward dating"

5. gothic, strange (vs. familiar), unusual

usage: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; "gothic novels like `Frankenstein'"

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