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[ok-si-den-tl-iz-uh m]
  1. Occidental character or characteristics.
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Origin of Occidentalism

First recorded in 1830–40; occidental + -ism
Related formsOc·ci·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of occidentalism

  • They take their Orientalism as a matter of course, as do you your Occidentalism.

    The Note-Book of an Attache

    Eric Fisher Wood

  • Another powerful factor was the close contact in which Occidentalism or Greek culture found itself with Orientalism.

  • Cairo in 85, 86, was only at the beginning of its mutilations by occidentalism, and the Oriental cachet was dominant still.

  • It is true that Occidentalism was equally manifest in both the groups in question, but its origins were different.

    An Autobiography

    Igor Stravinsky

  • Occidentalism feels that woman and man are different but does not feel that man is superior to woman.