Atticism(redirected from Atticist)
1. A characteristic feature of Attic Greek.
2. atticism An expression characterized by conciseness and elegance.
1. (Languages) the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
2. (Historical Terms) the idiom or character of the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek, esp in the Hellenistic period
3. an elegant, simple, and clear expression
at•ti•cism(ˈæt əˌsɪz əm)
n. (often cap.)
1. the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
2. concise and elegant expression.
[1605–15; < Greek]
at′ti•cize` v.i., v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
a concise witticism or well-turned phrase. — Atticist, n.See also: Humor
the language and style typical of Athens and Attica, particularly in reference to a polished, elegant, and concise rhetorical style. — Atticist, n.See also: Greece and Greeks