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 (ăk′ə-dĕm′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also a·cad·e·mism (ə-kăd′ə-mĭz′əm)
Traditional formalism, especially when reflected in art.


(ˌækəˈdɛmɪˌsɪzəm) ,




adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism


(ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm)

also academism,

1. traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc.
2. purely speculative thoughts, opinions, or attitudes.
3. a pedantic quality.

academicism, academism

1. the mode of teaching or of procedure in a private school, college, or university.
2. a tendency toward traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, music, etc.
3. any attitudes or ideas that are learned or scholarly but lacking in worldliness, common sense, or practicality. — academie, n., adj. — academist, n.
See also: Learning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.academicism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
traditionalism, traditionality - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings


[ˌækəˈdɛmiˌsizm] academism [əˈkædəˌmɪzm] n (Art) → accademismo
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By comparison, surviving British literary counterparts such as Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, and Edmund Blunden, all active combatants, may have all lived long postwar lives, with relatively productive careers; but they all evinced a lifelong pain and anger over their experience of the war in pronounced forms of estrangement, personal and cultural, from postwar life: Graves in Majorca, with his reconstructions of the ancients and recondite poetic mythmaking; Sassoon with his endless autobiographical revisions and struggles with his culture and sexuality; Blunden with his extended Asian sojourns and polite academicism.
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Madhava Menon, who had access to works of the Bengal School that had broken with the academicism of Ravi Varma.
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Even between the wars there were plenty of traditionalists defending academicism, but these were ever more often confronted with the innovative spirit of their younger colleagues.