conceptism

noun con·cept·ism \ˈkänˌsepˌtizəm\

Definition of conceptism

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of conceptism

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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