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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It was true that she had condescended to Bohemianism, that be had first met her as a journalist, working for her living in a plain serge suit and a straw hat.
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In return, it looked askance at the crowd with its rampant bohemianism. The taboo extended to Billy and Saxon.
And Miss Lavish, though unwilling to ally him, felt bound to support the cause of Bohemianism.
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Few slipped to the formal gowns but others were day wear and cocktail dresses and few kaaftans epitomised by modern bohemianism with a confident, feminine and effortless attitude.
For example, she claims that Marc by Marc Jacobs, the high-end designer's more affordable diffusion line, "may not be made with the same tailoring or quality of materials as the flagship brand," but it does "capture the bohemianism and subversiveness that has made the designer so celebrated and revered." No one would use the word "revered" about a fashion designer who was not speaking for herself.
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