mannerism

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man·ner·ism

 (măn′ə-rĭz′əm)
n.
1. A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy. See Synonyms at affectation.
2. Exaggerated or affected style in an art: films characterized by excessive artifice and mannerism.
3. Mannerism An artistic style of the late 1500s characterized by distortion of elements such as scale and perspective.

man′ner·ist n.
man′ner·is′tic adj.

mannerism

(ˈmænəˌrɪzəm)
n
1. a distinctive and individual gesture or trait; idiosyncrasy
2. (Art Movements) (often capital) a principally Italian movement in art and architecture between the High Renaissance and Baroque periods (1520–1600) that sought to represent an ideal of beauty rather than natural images of it, using characteristic distortion and exaggeration of human proportions, perspective, etc
3. (Art Terms) adherence to a distinctive or affected manner, esp in art or literature
4. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) adherence to a distinctive or affected manner, esp in art or literature
ˈmannerist n
ˌmannerˈistic, ˌmannerˈistical adj
ˌmannerˈistically adv

man•ner•ism

(ˈmæn əˌrɪz əm)

n.
1. a habitual or characteristic manner of doing something.
2. marked or excessive adherence to an unusual or a particular manner esp. when affected.
3. (often cap.) a style of art of 16th-century Europe marked by complex perspective and elongation of forms.
[1795–1805]
man′ner•ist, n.
man`ner•is′tic, adj.

mannerism

1. an overemphasis on any distinctive technique of expression, occurring when the manner of expression obscures the feeling or idea expressed in the work of art; considered by many art critics to be a sign of decadence. — mannerist, n. — manneristic, adj.
2. (usu. cap.) a style, developed between c.1530 and c.1590, marked by deliberate violations of earlier standards of painting in depicting the artist’s idea rather than nature by means of asymmetrical and crowded compositions, elongated and twisted figures, and emphasis upon devices like foreshortening. The style also afïected both architecture and sculpture. — Mannerist, n.
See also: Art
a style of action, bearing, thought, or speech peculiar to an individual or a special group. See also art. — mannerist, n.manneristic, adj.
See also: Behavior

mannerism

(c. 1520–1700) A mainly Italian style deriving from the all-pervasive influence of Michelangelo and Raphael (i.e. in their “manner”) that exaggerated their styles into extravagant contortions for an emotional effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mannerism - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individualmannerism - a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
2.mannerism - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated displaymannerism - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
attitude - a theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"
radical chic - an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them

mannerism

noun habit, characteristic, trait, quirk, peculiarity, foible, idiosyncrasy His mannerisms are those of a preoccupied professor.

mannerism

noun
Artificial behavior adopted to impress others:
affectation, affectedness, air (used in plural), pose, pretense.
Translations
تَكَلُّف، تَصَنُّع
osobitý způsob
manérsærhed
modorosság
kækur
konuşma veya hareket tarzı

mannerism

[ˈmænərɪzəm] N
1. (= gesture etc) → gesto m
2. (Art, Literat) (also Mannerism) → manierismo m (pej) → amaneramiento m

mannerism

[ˈmænərɪzəm] n (gen)particularité f de comportement; (irritating)tic m

mannerism

n
(in behaviour, speech) → Angewohnheit f, → Eigenheit f
(of style)Manieriertheit f; his mannerismsseine Manierismen

mannerism

[ˈmænəˌrɪzm] n
a. (habit) → vezzo, tic m inv
b. (Art) → manierismo

manner

(ˈmӕnə) noun
1. a way in which anything is done etc. She greeted me in a friendly manner.
2. the way in which a person behaves, speaks etc. I don't like her manner.
3. (in plural) (polite) behaviour, usually towards others. Why doesn't she teach her children (good) manners?
-ˈmannered
having, or showing, manners of a certain kind. a well- / bad-mannered person.
ˈmannerism noun
an odd and obvious habit in a person's behaviour, speech etc. He scratches his ear when he talks and has other mannerisms.
all manner of
all kinds of. He has all manner of problems.
in a manner of speaking
in a certain way. I suppose, in a manner of speaking, I am an engineer.

man·ner·ism

n. manerismo, expresión peculiar en la manera de hablar, de vestir o de actuar.