titanism

noun, often capitalized
ti·tan·ism | \ ˈtī-tə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of titanism 

: defiance of and revolt against social or artistic conventions

First Known Use of titanism

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for titanism

from the Titans' rebellion against their father Uranus

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