plural -s
: an obscurely allusive style characterized by ambiguous metaphors and puns that was developed chiefly by Spanish mystics of the 17th century

Word History


Spanish conceptismo, from concepto concept, conceit, ingenious expression (from Late Latin conceptus thought—influenced in meaning by Italian concetto) + -ismo -ism

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“Conceptism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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