belletrism

noun bel·le·trism \bel-ˈle-ˌtri-zəm\
variants: or

belles–lettrism

\bel-ˈle-ˌtri-zəm\

Definition of belletrism

plural

-s

  1. :  an interest in belles lettres to the neglect of more practical or informative literature :  literary aestheticism emphasis upon belletrism … is an educational luxury in this chaotic era — W. L. Moore

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Origin and Etymology of belletrism

belles lettres + -ism


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