anti–realism

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noun an·ti–re·al·ism \ˌan-tē-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm, ˌan-tī-\
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antirealism

Definition of anti–realism

  1. :  opposition to or deliberate eschewal of realism especially in art and literature There are as many different varieties of antirealism as there are of realism—perhaps more. — Michael Boyd

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antirealist

play \ˌan-tē-ˈrē-ə-list, ˌan-tī-\ adjective anti-realist art

anti–realist

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antirealist

noun Nineteenth-century antirealists invented various kinds of fantasy in order to free imagination from rational skepticism and diminish the reality principle's hold on narrative. — Robert Higbie

1867

First Known Use of anti–realism

1867


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