Definition of Academicism

1. Noun. Orthodoxy of a scholastic variety.

Exact synonyms: Academism, Scholasticism
Generic synonyms: Traditionalism, Traditionality



Definition of Academicism

1. n. A tenet of the Academic philosophy.

Definition of Academicism

1. Noun. A tenet of the Academic philosophy. ¹

2. Noun. A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy. ¹

3. Noun. (context: art) Traditional or orthodox formalism. ¹

4. Noun. (context: classical studies) The doctrines of Plato's academy; specifically the skeptical doctrines of the later academy stating that nothing can be known. ¹

5. Noun. Speculative thoughts and attitudes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Academicism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Academicism

academic relation
academic requirement
academic robe
academic session
academic term
academic year
academic years
academical
academically
academically disadvantaged
academicals
academician
academicians
academicianship
academicianships
academicism (current term)
academicisms
academicization
academicize
academicized
academicizes
academicizing
academick
academics
academies
academies and institutes
academism
academisms
academist
academists

Literary usage of Academicism

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1. The Art Teaching of John Ruskin by William Gershom Collingwood (1891)
"J. His Relation to academicism.—Beside the practice of Art, which does not in itself justify philosophic criticism and generalisations of theory, ..."

2. Idola Theatri: A Criticism of Oxford Thought and Thinkers from the by Henry Cecil Sturt, ( (1906)
"The passive fallacy reaches its fullest growth in a climate of academicism. § 4. It is the Passive Fallacy then, which I take to be the great enveloping ..."

3. The Story of Art Throughout the Ages: An Illustrated Record by Salomon Reinach (1904)
"... painted on a colossal scale, look like over-grown paintings for fans. The best representative of academicism before David was not a Frenchman, ..."

4. The Bookman (1905)
"generally ignoble academicism of my character. Never before or since, I fancy, has the air of the Adirondack wilderness vibrated more repugnantly to a ..."

5. Poet Lore (1907)
"This quality at times comes perilously near to academicism and pretentiousness. But, at its truest and best, it is of the essence of the greatest song. ..."

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