au·​teur·​ism ō-ˈtər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce auteurism (audio)
plural -s
ō-ˈtər-ist How to pronounce auteurism (audio)
noun or adjective
While it might be too glib to say that Allen's art mirrors his life, it is certainly true to say that his films are auteuristic expressions of his own neuroses and concerns. Neil Norman, Evening Standard (London), 14 Aug. 1992

Word History


auteur + -ism

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of auteurism was in 1968

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“Auteurism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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