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poeticism

[ poh-et-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ poʊˈɛt əˌsɪz əm /
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noun

a poetic expression that has become hackneyed, forced, or artificial.

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Origin of poeticism

First recorded in 1840–50; poetic + -ism
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