Conventionalism

Definition of 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.
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 standard.
- F. W. Robertson.
2.(Fine Arts) The principles or practice of conventionalizing. See Conventionalize, v. t.

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conformity, convention, conventional, conventionality, orthodoxy, ossification, unconventional
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