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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sis-uh-roh-nee-uh-niz-uh m]
    • /ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni əˌnɪz əm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sis-uh-roh-nee-uh-niz-uh m]
    • /ˌsɪs əˈroʊ ni əˌnɪz əm/

Definitions of ciceronianism word

  • noun ciceronianism imitation of the style of Cicero, especially as practiced by some writers and orators during the Renaissance. 1
  • noun ciceronianism Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action of Cicero. 0
  • noun ciceronianism A Ciceronian phrase or expression. 0

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Origin of ciceronianism

First appearance:

before 1580
One of the 35% oldest English words
First recorded in 1580-90; Ciceronian + -ism

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Parts of speech for Ciceronianism


ciceronianism popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for ciceronianism

noun ciceronianism

  • grandeur — the quality or state of being impressive or awesome: the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains.
  • majesty — regal, lofty, or stately dignity; imposing character; grandeur: majesty of bearing; the majesty of Chartres.
  • symmetry — the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts.
  • purity — the condition or quality of being pure; freedom from anything that debases, contaminates, pollutes, etc.: the purity of drinking water.
  • polish — to make smooth and glossy, especially by rubbing or friction: to polish a brass doorknob.

Antonyms for ciceronianism

noun ciceronianism

  • disproportion — lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.: architectural disproportions.
  • imbalance — the state or condition of lacking balance, as in proportion or distribution.
  • unevenness — not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
  • crudeness — in a raw or unprepared state; unrefined or natural: crude sugar.

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