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academicism

[ ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ 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.

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Origin of academicism

First recorded in 1600–10; academic + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for academicism

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

    The American Mind|Bliss Perry

British Dictionary definitions for academicism

academicism

academism (əˈkædəˌmɪzəm)

/ (ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

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