exotism


exotism

exoticism [ig-zot-uh-siz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun tendency to adopt what is exotic. exotic quality or character. anything exotic, as a foreign word or idiom. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also ex·o·tism [eg-zuh-tiz-uh m, ek-suh-] /ˈɛg zəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛk sə-/. Origin of exoticism First recorded in 1820–30; exotic + -ism Related formsex·ot·i·cist, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exotism Historical Examples of exotism

  • An atmosphere of exotism, of irregular existence, of protest against conventional custom, seemed to surround this vagabond family.

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    Vicente Blasco Ibez

  • Word Origin and History for exotism exoticism n.

    1827, from exotic + -ism.

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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