- an·ti·con·ven·tion·al·ism, noun
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How to use conventionalism in a sentence
This opens up the whole question of realism versus conventionalism in art—a subject much too large to be treated here.Selections from Previous Works | Samuel Butler
The old conventionalism has now altogether disappeared; there is an attempt to paint nature as she really is.
The rules of conventionalism have reared an adamantine partition wall between the two.The Hindoos as they Are | Shib Chunder Bose
In the chapter on Industrial Exemption and Conservatism we are introduced to the reason of conventionalism and of its power.
His dislike of the effete conventionalism of the literary creed blended with his aversion to the political rule of the time.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for conventionalism
advocacy of or conformity to that which is established
philosophy a theory that moral principles are not enshrined in the nature of things but merely reflect customary practice
philosophy the theory that meaning is a matter of convention and thus that scientific laws merely reflect such general linguistic agreement
- conventionalist, noun
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