Definitions

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  • adj. Not artistic.

Etymologies

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non- +‎ artistic

Examples

  • But for Lincoln Center Festival to commit so big a chunk of time and money to a spectacle so costly that it must be promoted for well over a year in advance strongly suggests to me that the decidedly nonartistic value of British-is-best snobbery is also at work here.

    Lincoln Center Buys British

  • Brown, who was hired last December to oversee all nonartistic matters, including marketing.

    Ballet Gets Personal in New Ads

  • However, we ought not to let these nonartistic activities get in the way of appreciating artists for the reasons they became famous.

    Admire Vonnegut for His Art, Not His Politics

  • The rate of forced psychiatric hospitalization in the artists, writers, and composers was six to seven times that of the nonartistic group.

    Touched with Fire

  • Issues over the muscians 'contract, which expired on Aug. 31, include disagreements about "just cause" -- the procedure for firing someone for nonartistic reasons

    Madison.com - top

  • They point out that official control, while no longer as fiercely devoted to heresy hunts as before, is so complete in all spheres of art and life, and the caution exercised by the timid and largely ignorant bureaucrats in control of art and literature so extreme, that whatever is new and original among the ambitious young naturally tends to flow into nonartistic channels — the natural sciences or the technological disciplines — where more encouragement to progress and less fear of the unusual obtains.

    The Arts in Russia Under Stalin

  • “Carl is the one who solved your problems,” says Barbara Fine Martin, Stagedoor’s highly respected director a woman who handles every nonartistic detail of the summer so that the creative types are free to do their jobs.

    Theater Geek

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