verb Rus·kin·ize \ˈrəskə̇ˌnīz\

Definition of Ruskinize


  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convert to ideas resembling those of John Ruskin it is too late to Ruskinize our civilization — Katharine F. Gerould

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to adopt or plead for the principles of Ruskin don't Ruskinize to me — Scribner's

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Origin and Etymology of ruskinize

John Ruskin + English -ize

First Known Use: 1861

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to criticize severely

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