Definition of Formalistic

1. Adjective. Concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art). "Highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'"




Definition of Formalistic

1. Adjective. formalist ¹

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Definition of Formalistic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formalistic

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Literary usage of Formalistic

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1. A System of Ethics by Friedrich Paulsen (1899)
"The first question, as our historical review has shown, gives rise to two theories, the teleological and the formalistic. The former explains the difference ..."

2. Workshop on Security Procedures for the Interchange of Electronic Documents edited by Roy Saltman (1994)
"One interpretation suggests that the diminution of formalistic and foundational requirements (the elimination of Statute ..."

3. History of Dogma by Adolf von Harnack (1899)
"Nitz.sch first accentuates strongly the formalistic character of Scholasticism ... But the assertion that the Scholastic theology is formalistic is scarcely ..."

4. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1887)
"And thus that good old word is perverted to represent a process of dry formalistic drill on literary signs. The reader as a means to the real end of ..."

5. A First Course in Philosophy by John Edward Russell (1913)
"formalistic ethics makes the conformity of an action to a rule, or law, ... In formalistic ethics, the standard of judgment is a rule, law, command; ..."

6. The Book of Tea by Kakuzō Okakura (1906)
"Broadly speaking, these divide themselves into two main branches, the formalistic and the ... The formalistic schools, led by the ..."

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