verism

verism

[veer-iz-uhm, ver-]
noun
the theory that rigid representation of truth and reality is essential to art and literature, and therefore the ugly and vulgar must be included.

Origin:
1890–95; < Latin vēr(um) truth + -ism; cf. verismo

verist, noun, adjective
veristic, adjective
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verism (ˈvɪərɪzəm)
 
n
extreme naturalism in art or literature
 
[C19: from Italian verismo, from vero true, from Latin vērus]
 
'verist
 
n, —adj
 
ve'ristic
 
adj

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