bohemianism


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bo·he·mi·an

 (bō-hē′mē-ən)
n.
A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.

[French bohémien, from Bohême, Bohemia (from the unconventional lifestyle of the Romani people, erroneously supposed to have come from there).]

bo·he′mi·an adj.
bo·he′mi·an·ism n.

Bo·he·mi·an

 (bō-hē′mē-ən)
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Bohemia.
b. A person of Bohemian ancestry.
2. The Czech dialects of Bohemia.
3.
a. Archaic A Romani person.
b. An itinerant person; a vagabond.

[Sense 3, translation of French bohémien; see bohemian.]

Bohemianism

(bəʊˈhiːmɪəˌnɪzəm)
n
unconventional behaviour or appearance, esp of an artist

bohemianism

the practice of individualistic, unconventional, and relaxed conduct, of ten in an artistic context, expressing disregard for or opposition to ordinary conventions. — bohemian, n., adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bohemianism - conduct characteristic of a bohemian
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
Translations

Bohemianism

[bəʊˈhiːmɪənɪzəm] Nbohemia f, vida f bohemia

bohemianism

nunkonventionelle or unbürgerliche Lebensweise
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