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Gothicism

[goth-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈgɒθ əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
conformity or devotion to the gothic style in the arts.
2.
the principles and techniques of the gothic style.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) barbarism; crudeness.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; Gothic + -ism
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Gothicism

/ˈɡɒθɪˌsɪzəm/
noun
1.
conformity to, use of, or imitation of the Gothic style, esp in architecture
2.
crudeness of manner or style
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