Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being exotic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being exotic.
  • n. Something exotic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being exotic.
  • n. Anything exotic, as a foreign word or idiom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being exotic

Etymologies

exotic +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The line we push, especially our chapter on exoticism, is that the counterculture sees technology as a homogenizing force, and is afraid of that.

    Rebels Without a Cause

  • And then this exoticism is shrink-wrapped and packed and sold right back to an Asian audience.

    Archive 2004-11-01

  • Underlying these eighteenth - and nineteenth-century visual images of the East's exoticism is the impulse to preserve the reassuring sameness found in any representation of difference.

    Irish Odalisques and Other Seductive Figures: Thomas Moore

  • During the campaign, Obama's "exoticism" - both real (his childhood in Jakarta) and imagined

    The New Yorker

  • Both types of people were highly admired for one reason or the other but what one might call exoticism is very different from primitivism.

    NATURE

  • The allure of the latter location (s) brought Gérôme into his most famous - perhaps infamous - body of work, capitalizing on Orientalisme, the French taste for the "exoticism" of the Middle East and the Maghreb.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: First Impressions

  • The allure of the latter location (s) brought Gérôme into his most famous - perhaps infamous - body of work, capitalizing on Orientalisme, the French taste for the "exoticism" of the Middle East and the Maghreb.

    Peter Frank: Blague d'Art: First Impressions

  • The issue with the former cover is that it unintentionally reinforced the meme -- that Obama is an Agent on The War Against Terror or, if you prefer, to allow his "exoticism" as a proxy for any remaining legacy of racist bias.

    The Democratic Convention Day One: To Know Him (and Her) is to Vote Obama

  • A tongue-in-cheek way to reflect their 'exoticism'?

    Hesse Seewald Army Uniforms

  • He calls it "exoticism", intended to attract Western readers.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008

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