Gothicism

[ goth-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈgɒθ əˌsɪz əm /

noun

conformity or devotion to the gothic style in the arts.
the principles and techniques of the gothic style.
(sometimes lowercase) barbarism; crudeness.

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Origin of Gothicism

First recorded in 1700–10; Gothic + -ism
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Gothicism
/ (ˈɡɒθɪˌsɪzəm) /

noun

conformity to, use of, or imitation of the Gothic style, esp in architecture
crudeness of manner or style
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