Definitions for: Classicism


[n] a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms; "classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans"



Webster (1913) Definition: Clas"si*cism, n.
A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism. --C. Kingsley.

Antonyms: romanticism

See Also: artistic style, arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, idiom, liberal arts, neoclassicism

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