[ nee-oh-ree-uh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˌni oʊˈri əˌlɪz əm /
(sometimes initial capital letter) any of various movements in literature, art, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style.
a philosophy developed chiefly by 20th-century American philosophers, including Montague and Santayana, characterized by a presentationist epistemology and by the assertion of the real status of universals.
Movies. a style of filming prominent in Italy after World War II, characterized by a concern for social issues and often shot on location with untrained actors.
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Also called New Realism (for defs 1, 2).
OTHER WORDS FROM neorealismne·o·re·al·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neorealism
/ (ˌniːəʊˈriːəlɪzəm) /
films a movement to depict directly the poor in society: originating in postwar Italy
Derived forms of neorealismneorealist, noun, adjective
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