maidism


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maidism

(ˈmeɪdɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) a disease caused by improper diet which results in mental and nervous disorders
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maidism

1. the state or quality of being a maid, a young or unmarried woman.
2. behavior or attitude typical of maidism.
See also: Attitudes
1. the state or quality of being a maid, a young or unmarried woman.
2. behavior or attitude typical of maidism.
See also: Behavior
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Noun1.maidism - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin)maidism - a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis - any of several diseases caused by deficiency of one or more vitamins
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According to The Theatrical Inquisitor, whether performing the old role of Cora in Pizarro or the new role of Teresa in Remorse, Smith "bears on her features the character of distressed old maidism; the most unfortunate, expression of which the countenance of a female is succeptible" (116).
Far from challenging prevailing negative stereotypes of old maidism, Miss Bates actually seems to embody many of them, such as garrulity, credulousness, nosiness, and affectation.