noun Date: 1710 1. barbarous lack of taste or elegance 2. conformity to or practice of Gothic style • Gothicist noun

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  • Gothicism — Goth i*cism, n. 1. A Gothic idiom. [1913 Webster] 2. Conformity to the Gothic style of architecture. [1913 Webster] 3. Rudeness of manners; barbarousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gothicism — [gäth′iki siz΄əm] n. 1. barbarism; rudeness 2. conformity to or use of Gothic style Gothicist n …   English World dictionary

  • Gothicism — Gothic ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the ancient Goths or their extinct language. 2) of the style of architecture prevalent in western Europe in the 12th 16th centuries, characterized by pointed arches and elaborate tracery. 3) portentously gloomy… …   English terms dictionary

  • Gothicism — /goth euh siz euhm/, n. 1. conformity or devotion to the gothic style in the arts. 2. the principles and techniques of the gothic style. 3. (sometimes l.c.) barbarism; crudeness. [1700 10; GOTHIC + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gothicism — noun The Gothic style in literature or architecture …   Wiktionary

  • gothicism — Goth·i·cism || gɒθɪsɪzÉ™m n. conformity to the Gothic style of architecture; barbarism, rudeness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gothicism — n. 1. Gothic idiom. 2. Rudeness, barbarism, incivility …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gothicism — goth·i·cism …   English syllables

  • Gothicism — Goth•i•cism [[t]ˈgɒθ əˌsɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) conformity or devotion to the Gothic style 2) the principles and techniques of the Gothic style 3) (sometimes l.c.) barbarism; crudeness • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Gothicism — /ˈgɒθəsɪzəm/ (say gothuhsizuhm) noun 1. conformity or devotion to the Gothic style of architecture. 2. a mixture of the elevated and the bizarre, often with many details, as distinct from the unity and simplicity of classicism. 3. adherence to… …   Australian English dictionary

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