also exotism noun Date: 1827 the quality or state of being exotic

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  • Exoticism — Ex*ot i*cism, n. The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exoticism — 1827, from EXOTIC (Cf. exotic) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exoticism — UK [ɪɡˈzɒtɪˌsɪz(ə)m] / US [ɪɡˈzɑtɪˌsɪzəm] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms exoticism : singular exoticism plural exoticisms an interesting or exciting quality that something has, especially because it is from a distant foreign country …   English dictionary

  • exoticism — [[t]ɪgzɒ̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Exoticism is the quality of seeming unusual or interesting, usually because of associations with a distant country …   English dictionary

  • exoticism — exotic ► ADJECTIVE 1) originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country. 2) strikingly colourful or unusual. ► NOUN ▪ an exotic plant or animal. DERIVATIVES exotically adverb exoticism noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • exoticism — noun the quality of being exotic he loved the exoticism of Egypt • Syn: ↑exoticness, ↑exotism • Derivationally related forms: ↑exotic (for: ↑exoticness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • exoticism — exoticist, n. /ig zot euh siz euhm/, n. 1. tendency to adopt what is exotic. 2. exotic quality or character. 3. anything exotic, as a foreign word or idiom. Also, exotism /eg zeuh tiz euhm, ek seuh /. [1820 30; EXOTIC + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • exoticism — noun a) The state of being exotic. b) Something exotic …   Wiktionary

  • exoticism — ex|ot|i|cism [ ıg zatı,sızəm ] noun count or uncount an unusual or exciting quality that something has, especially because it is connected with a foreign country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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