faddism


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fad

 (făd)
n.
A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.

[Possibly from fidfad, fussy person, fussy, from fiddle-faddle.]

fad′dism n.
fad′dist n.
fad′dy adj.

FAD

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

faddism

an inclination for adopting fads. — faddishness, faddist, n. — faddish, adj.
See also: Fads
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Indeed, it's fair to ask whether such an impulse plays a role in the faddism, overreach, and self-righteousness that have long been hallmarks of school reform.
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(1985), From Perfectionism to Faddism: Measuring Consumers' Decision-Making Styles, in Schnittgrund, K.
Both are white, educated, upper- middle class, "feminine," slim, and fit; besides, they dress smartly and circulate (and act) in trendy spaces and social events (restaurants, parties, art galleries, fashion shows and so on) associated with sophistication, glamour and faddism. Resources such as music, food, drinks, clothing, hair style and technical elements such as framing, angle, illumination and the like (Kress and van Leeuwen 1996) contribute to project a voguish atmosphere, produced by an indexical complex that can be easily identifiable by the target audience (3).
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