Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to classicism.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to classicists.
  • adj. Emulating classical rules, conventions, principles, models, or styles; characterised by classicism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to classicism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conformed to or characterized by classicism: as, the classicistic drama; the classicistic period of architecture.

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

  • adj. of or relating to classicism

Etymologies

Formed as classicist +‎ -ic, perhaps after the German klassizistisch. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All the detail at Granada is classicistic, but the whole is often of Gothic effect, especially in the mass of those clustered Corinthian columns that lift its domes aloof on their prodigious bulk, huge as that of the grouped pillars in the York Minster.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • The Empire style of Napoleon is classicistic: but Napoleon carried Werther and Ossian about with him.

    CLASSICISM IN LITERATURE

  • This early hint at the rationalist explanation of chance images corresponds to the classicistic taste that domi - nated Roman art of the late Republic and the Augustan era (note the references to classic Greek masters).

    CHANCE IMAGES

  • The failure of classicistic art in a non-classical age, of "Pre-Raphaelitism" after

    The Principles of Aesthetics

  • In point of fact it was the classicistic Catullus and Calvus, of the simple, limpid lyrics, written in pure unalloyed every-day Latin, that taught the new generation to reject the later Hellenistic style of Catullus and Calvus as illustrated in the verse romances.

    Vergil

  • They rested their sensibilities, so bruised and fretted by Gothic angles and points, against the smooth surfaces of the prevailing classicistic facades of the houses as they passed, and when they arrived at their hotel, an old mansion of Versailles type, fronting on a long irregular square planted with pollard sycamores, they said that it might as well have been Lucca.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • In the morning they discovered that their windows looked out on the grand-ducal museum, with a gardened space before and below its classicistic bulk, where, in a whim of the weather, the gay flowers were full of sun.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • All the detail at Granada is classicistic, but the whole is often of Gothic effect, especially in the mass of those clustered Corinthian columns that lift its domes aloof on their prodigious bulk, huge as that of the grouped pillars in the York

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • My last visit was paid after I had seen so many other English cathedrals that I had begun to say, if not to think, that England was overgothicized, and that I should be glad, or at least relieved, by something classicistic.

    London Films

  • Most palaces, whether of the Gothic or classicistic period, have the same internal arrangement of halls and chambers, and are commonly built of two lofty and two low stories.

    Venetian Life

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