noun in·ti·mism \ˈintəˌmizəm\

Definition of intimism



  1. :  a principle or practice among painters (as in early 20th century France) of selecting as subject matter familiar or intimate scenes or occasions from their own everyday life — compare genre

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Origin and Etymology of intimism

intimist + -ism

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to cast off or become cast off

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