academicism

[ ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm /
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noun

traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative.
pedantic or formal quality.

Nearby words

  1. academic rank,
  2. academic year,
  3. academical,
  4. academicals,
  5. academician,
  6. academicize,
  7. academism,
  8. academize,
  9. academus,
  10. academy

Also academism.

Origin of academicism

First recorded in 1600–10; academic + -ism

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Examples from the Web for academicism

  • Academicism, even in the narrow sense, owes much to this LL.D.

    The American Mind|Bliss Perry
  • It has already been said that the chief opponents of the academicism of Cabanel and Bougereau were the Impressionists.

    Paul Gauguin, His Life and Art|John Gould Fletcher


British Dictionary definitions for academicism

academicism

academism (əˈkædəˌmɪzəm)

/ (ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism
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