Gothicism

[goth-uh-siz-uh m]
noun
  1. conformity or devotion to the gothic style in the arts.
  2. the principles and techniques of the gothic style.
  3. (sometimes lowercase) barbarism; crudeness.

Origin of Gothicism

First recorded in 1700–10; Gothic + -ism
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Gothicism

noun
  1. conformity to, use of, or imitation of the Gothic style, esp in architecture
  2. crudeness of manner or style
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