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Ibsenism

[ ib-suh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈɪb səˌnɪz əm /
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noun
a manner or style of dramatic structure or content characteristic of Ibsen.
attachment to or advocacy of Ibsen's dramatic style and social ideas.
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Origin of Ibsenism

First recorded in 1885–90; Ibsen + -ism

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How to use Ibsenism in a sentence

  • Surely we hear the voice of Nora Helmer herself, the very quintessence of Ibsenism!

  • But this would be rank Ibsenism, and outrage British morality, which would be still more dreadful.

    The Black Cat|John Todhunter
  • It's not ignorance or superstition, Paramore: it's sheer downright Ibsenism: that's what it is.

    The Philanderer|George Bernard Shaw
  • I've always thought that a naturalized Ibsenism wouldn't be so bad for our stage.

    The Story of a Play|W. D. Howells
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