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- n. the quality of being exotic
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An atmosphere of exotism, of irregular existence, of protest against conventional custom, seemed to surround this vagabond family.
Vaslav Nijinsky rose to stardom as the golden slave in Diaghilev’s ballet, Scheherazade, appearing “in brown body paint, and grinning, and wound with pearls — not so much as a sex object but as sex itself, with all the accouterments of perversity that the fin-de-siècle imagination could supply: exotism, androgyny, enslavement, violence.”