anti-formalist

adjective
an·​ti-for·​mal·​ist | \ˌan-tē-ˈfȯr-mə-list, ˌan-tī-\
variants: or antiformalist

Definition of anti-formalist 

: opposed to formalism 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

Other Words from anti-formalist

anti-formalism or antiformalism \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

First Known Use of anti-formalist

1831, in the meaning defined above

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