Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being artsy

Etymologies

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artsy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • (link) Excessive artsiness is great when something actually happens: witness Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Royal Tenenbaums.

    amuchmoreexotic: And another thing

  • For example, before I stepped inside Adams House for the first time, enough upperclassmen had either raved or warned me about its supposed "artsiness" that I thought I had an idea of what to expect from the residents.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • For example, before I stepped inside Adams House for the first time, enough upperclassmen had either raved or warned me about its supposed "artsiness" that I thought I had an idea of what to expect from the residents.

    The Harvard Crimson | All Articles

  • The names they've chosen for the boy don't seem to fit with the "artsiness" of Syrus Eugene, though,

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  • Her affinity for what she calls "artsiness" stands her in good stead among her current clientele.

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  • Her affinity for what she calls "artsiness" stands her in good stead among her current clientele.

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  • I swear there was nothing Jungian about it–except maybe the vague artsiness of it.

    John wasn’t turned on by CHLOE | Obsessed With Film

  • Put together, the film becomes Gesamtkunstwerk at the level of Wagner's Nibelungen cycle or Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy: a total, totally absorbing work of art that delights and also exercises the senses, the cortical emotions, the intellect - and achieves this feat without loudly advertising its intent or, for that matter, its artsiness.

    Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.: The Andreadis Unibrow Theory of Art

  • I don't feel much of a connection with her, though I'm unduly pleased, in a slight and pretentious way, by the artsiness.

    Doppelganger

  • I don't feel much of a connection with her, though I'm unduly pleased, in a slight and pretentious way, by the artsiness.

    Archive 2008-04-01

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