exoticism [ig-zot-uh-siz-uh m] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun tendency to adopt what is. quality or character. anything , as a foreign word or idiom.
Also ex·o·tism [eg-zuh-tiz-uh m, ek-suh-] /ˈɛg zəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛk sə-/. Origin of exoticism First recorded in 1820–30;+ 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.
Vicente Blasco Ibez
Word Origin and History for exotism exoticism n.
1827, from+ .
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