Conventionalism Con*ven"tion*al*ism, n. 1. That which is received or established by convention or arbitrary agreement; that which is in accordance with the fashion, tradition, or usage. [1913 Webster]

All the artifice and conventionalism of life. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings according to a received standard. --F. W. Robertson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See {Conventionalize}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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