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[ib-suh-niz-uh m]
  1. a manner or style of dramatic structure or content characteristic of Ibsen.
  2. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ibsenism

Historical Examples

  • I've always thought that a naturalized Ibsenism wouldn't be so bad for our stage.

    The Story of a Play

    W. D. Howells

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