Definitions for: Conventionalism


[n] orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

All the artifice and conventionalism of life.
--Hawthorne.

They gaze on all with dead, dim eyes, -- wrapped in
conventionalisms, . . . simulating feelings
according to a received standart. --F. W.
Robertson.

2. (Fine Arts) The principles or practice of
conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.

Synonyms: convention, conventionality

Antonyms: unconventionality

See Also: conformity, orthodoxy, ossification

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