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ex·ot·i·cism

 (ĭg-zŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
The quality or condition of being exotic.
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ex•ot•i•cism

(ɪgˈzɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also ex•o•tism

(ˈɛg zəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛk sə-)

n.
1. exotic quality or character.
2. something exotic, as a foreign word or idiom.
[1820–30]
ex•ot′i•cist, n.
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exoticism

the condition of being foreign, striking, or unusual in color and design. — exoticist, n.exotic, exotical, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exoticism - the quality of being exotic; "he loved the exoticism of Egypt"
foreignness, curiousness, strangeness - the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of a foreigner"
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Translations
Exotismus

exoticism

[ɪgˈzɒtɪsɪzəm] Nexotismo m
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exoticism

[ɪgˈzɒtɪsɪzəm] nexotisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

exoticism

nExotik f, → Exotische nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

exoticism

[ɪgˈzɒtɪˌsɪzm] nesotismo
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