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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uh m]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-uh-dem-uh-siz-uh m]
    • /ˌæk əˈdɛm əˌsɪz əm/

Definitions of academicism word

  • noun academicism adherence to rules and traditions in art, literature, etc; conventionalism 3
  • noun academicism the quality of being academic; esp., formal or pedantic quality, spirit, etc. 3
  • noun academicism traditionalism or conventionalism in art, literature, etc. 1
  • noun academicism thoughts, opinions, and attitudes that are purely speculative. 1
  • noun academicism pedantic or formal quality. 1
  • noun academicism Adherence to formal or conventional rules and traditions in art or literature. 1

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Origin of academicism

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10; academic + -ism

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Parts of speech for Academicism


academicism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

academicism usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for academicism

noun academicism

  • scholasticism — (sometimes initial capital letter) the system of theological and philosophical teaching predominant in the Middle Ages, based chiefly upon the authority of the church fathers and of Aristotle and his commentators.
  • academism — academicism.

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