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.
References in classic literature ?
I have no doubt at all that a family mannerism can be traced in these two specimens of writing.
It was quite evident from his very mannerism that Thurid had keenly guessed the man's weakness--even the clawlike, clutching movement of the fingers betokened the avariciousness of the miser.
For Nature, who abhors mannerism, has set her heart on breaking up all styles and tricks, and it is so much easier to do what one has done before than to do a new thing, that there is a perpetual tendency to a set mode.
Yet, while his interest had gone to sleep and his energy was consumed in the endless battles he waged, he knew every trick of the light on her hair, every quick denote mannerism of movement, every line of her figure as expounded by her tailor-made gowns.
He drew up lists of effective and fetching mannerisms, till out of many such, culled from many writers, he was able to induce the general principle of mannerism, and, thus equipped, to cast about for new and original ones of his own, and to weigh and measure and appraise them properly.
His work was hung up in any out-of-the-way corner of the gallery that could be found; it had been bought under protest; it was admitted by sufferance; its freshness and brightness damaged it terribly by contrast with the dirtiness and the dinginess of its elderly predecessors; and its only points selected for praise were those in which it most nearly resembled the peculiar mannerism of some Old Master, not those in which it resembled the characteristics of the old mistress--Nature.
I was surprised, and joyfully, that she was so much the woman, and the display of each trait and mannerism that was characteristically feminine gave me keener joy.
The mark of his father's early life was strong upon him and enhanced by months of association with beasts, from whom the imitative faculty of youth had absorbed a countless number of little mannerisms of the predatory creatures of the wild.
The lines, however, if not by Poe, are the most successful imitation of his early mannerisms yet made public, and, in the opinion of one well qualified to speak, "are not unworthy on the whole of the parentage claimed for them.
Of course, he has all his father's mannerisms, and it is quite possible that he, too, may be a Socialist.
Mentally, the likeness between them, as Newland was aware, was less complete than their identical mannerisms often made it appear.
Like many other of his traits and mannerisms this was the result of environment rather than heredity or reversion, and even though he was outwardly a man, the Englishman and the girl were both impressed with the naturalness of the act.