[ veer-iz-uhm, ver- ]
/ ˈvɪər ɪz əm, ˈvɛr- /
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the theory that rigid representation of truth and reality is essential to art and literature, and therefore the ugly and vulgar must be included.
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OTHER WORDS FROM verismverist, noun, adjectiveve·ris·tic, adjective
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How to use verism in a sentence
But the Veristic period did not last long, and Giacosa took leave of it without a tear.Idling in Italy|Joseph Collins
British Dictionary definitions for verism
/ (ˈvɪərɪzəm) /
extreme naturalism in art or literature
Derived forms of verismverist, noun, adjectiveveristic, adjective
Word Origin for verism
C19: from Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin vērus
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