[veer-iz-uh m, ver-]
- the theory that rigid representation of truth and reality is essential to art and literature, and therefore the ugly and vulgar must be included.
Origin of verism
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Related Wordsverisimilitude, truth, reality, constancy, faithfulness, loyalty, naturalness, verity, correspondence, fealty, exactitude, attachment, closeness, allegiance, adhesion, preciseness, precision, adherence, exactness, realism
- extreme naturalism in art or literature
C19: from Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin vērus
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