Definition of anti-formalist
- This would make nonsense of those anti-formalist claims that denigrate the study of form by seeking to empty form out, excluding all worldly relations from it.
- —William V. Spansos et al
anti-formalismor antiformalism play \ˌan-tē-ˈfȯr-mə-ˌli-zəm, ˌan-tī-\ noun
- It was not long ago that Surrealism was widely dismissed. Modernists had little use for the movement's anti-formalism, for its concerns with things like disorder, excess and exotica.
- —Michael Kimmelman