Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An artificial principle or practice.

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Examples

  • He now gave way to the compulsive Byronic vogue, with an occasional relapse to the polished artificialism of his father's idol among British poets.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • He now gave way to the compulsive Byronic vogue, with an occasional relapse to the polished artificialism of his father's idol among British poets.

    Life of Robert Browning

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