Synonyms of hieratic


1. hieratic, hieratic script, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic

usage: a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests


1. priestly, hieratic, hieratical, sacerdotal

usage: associated with the priesthood or priests; "priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments"; "hieratic gestures"

2. hieratic

usage: written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing; "hieratic Egyptian script"

3. hieratic, nonrepresentational (vs. representational)

usage: adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal; "the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved"

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Definition and meaning of hieratic (Dictionary)