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Synonyms for hieratic

Noun

1. hieratic, hieratic script, hieroglyph, hieroglyphic
usage: a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests

Adjective

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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