pseudoclassicism

noun
pseu·​do·​clas·​si·​cism | \ ˌsü-dō-ˈkla-sə-ˌsi-zəm How to pronounce pseudoclassicism (audio) \

Definition of pseudoclassicism

: imitative representation of classicism in literature and art

First Known Use of pseudoclassicism

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Pseudoclassicism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pseudoclassicism. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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