Definition of Exotism

1. Noun. The quality of being exotic. "He loved the exoticism of Egypt"

Exact synonyms: Exoticism, Exoticness
Generic synonyms: Curiousness, Foreignness, Strangeness
Derivative terms: Exotic, Exotic



Definition of Exotism

1. an exotic [n -S] - See also: exotic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exotism

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exoticism
exoticisms
exoticist
exoticists
exoticization
exoticizations
exoticize
exoticized
exoticizes
exoticizing
exotick
exoticness
exoticnesses
exotics
exotism (current term)
exotisms
exotoxic
exotoxin
exotoxins
exotropia
exotropias
exotropic
exozodi
exozodiacal
exozodis
exp.
expand
expandabilities
expandability

Literary usage of Exotism

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1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1897)
"It is indeed to Saint-Pierre that French critics are inclined to give the credit of the initiation of what they call exotism. The exotism of the chief ..."

2. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"exotism As far as philosophy is concerned I would like to describe exotism as the egoistical manner of acquiring strange views of life starting from a ..."

3. Goldoni and the Venice of His Time by Joseph Spencer Kennard (1920)
"... full of the pathos and the exotism which was the momentary fad. With his usual facility of adaptation he gave the sort of things that his actors could ..."

4. Problems and Methods of Literary History: With Special Reference to Modern by André Morize (1922)
"... and exotism can be traced to Chateaubriand, Ossian, the Koran, the Psalms, or to some other reading of ..."

5. Lectures on Literature by Columbia University (1911)
"... more broadly, interest in the past) and exotism helped to overthrow the rules, and to make standards of taste relative where they had been absolute. ..."

6. Handel by Romain Rolland (1916)
"I will not say with Saint-Saens that " there was no question of exotism with'him," for Handel seems to have sought this very thing more than once ; notably ..."

7. Latin-American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1920)
"... and it is small wonder that that interest was transformed, where the marvel of the New World was in question, into a wave of American exotism which rose ..."

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