- a word, idiom, or practice characteristic of people of the Occident or of the western U.S.
Origin of westernism
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The impact of Westernism upon the Orient is too ubiquitous to be confined to books.
In their reactions to Westernism they are sharply differentiated.
This is nearly fifty years ago; and Westernism was not quite extinct.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)
Augustus de Morgan
The full impact of Westernism upon the Orient as a whole dates only from about the middle of the nineteenth century.
But even in regions where European control is still nominal, the permeation of Westernism has gone on apace.
- a word, habit, practice, etc, characteristic of western people or of the American West
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