Definitions

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  • noun The characteristic of being exotic; foreignness.

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  • noun the quality of being exotic

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Examples

  • Therefore I think that what Polish literature has to offer is mainly originality, maybe even a kind of exoticness.

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  • Some of the delegates simply seemed taken by the exoticness of their Oriental adventure.

    Early Orientations

  • I was fascinated by the exoticness of Hannibal's war, by the bravery and barbarity of ancient battle, by the notion of such a titanic clash of African and European powers.

    David Durham explains his interest in Hannibal and refutes the historical concept of him as a brutish barbarian.

  • The addition of the East India Sherry amps up the drink's exoticness.

    The Most Foolproof Cocktail

  • It gave me a dose of exoticness, like this honors student could tear it up on the club dance floor or something.

    Lifted

  • It gave me a dose of exoticness, like this honors student could tear it up on the club dance floor or something.

    Lifted

  • It gave me a dose of exoticness, like this honors student could tear it up on the club dance floor or something.

    Lifted

  • It gave me a dose of exoticness, like this honors student could tear it up on the club dance floor or something.

    Lifted

  • In the same way that science fiction can become unwieldy, labouring under the necessity of explaining a whole other world, so I feared that some historical novels become weighty and slow with descriptions of the hardship, the poverty, the inequalities or the delicious exoticness of another era, to the extent of ending up a self-indulgent chunkster.

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  • I think Johan hits on an important issue here–how often the cultures of non-Westernized countries are mixed together into an undifferentiated image of exoticness–for instance, “tribal” fashion and “traditional” handicrafts often supposedly represent “Africa,” which is a meaningless category given the enormous diversity of cultures, languages, clothing styles, artistic motifs, and so on.

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