exoticism

[ig-zot-uh-siz-uhm]
noun
1.
tendency to adopt what is exotic.
2.
exotic quality or character.
3.
anything exotic, as a foreign word or idiom.
Also, exotism [eg-zuh-tiz-uhm, ek-suh-] .


Origin:
1820–30; exotic + -ism

exoticist, noun
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exotic (ɪɡˈzɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  originating in a foreign country, esp one in the tropics; not native: an exotic plant
2.  having a strange or bizarre allure, beauty, or quality
3.  (NZ) (of trees, esp pine trees) native to the northern hemisphere but cultivated in New Zealand: an exotic forest
4.  of or relating to striptease
 
n
5.  an exotic person or thing
 
[C16: from Latin exōticus, from Greek exōtikos foreign, from exō outside]
 
ex'otically
 
adv
 
ex'oticism
 
n
 
ex'oticness
 
n

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exoticism
1827, from exotic + -ism.
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Example sentences
My guess is food, exoticism, airport convenience and safety would come up more
  than health care or stability.
Moreover, for all their exoticism, they're still pretty cheap.
The exoticism and the vicarious thrill of this violent subject are typical of
  romantic art.
In large part, this desire grew out of a certain curiosity and a pronounced
  taste for exoticism.
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