exotism

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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