Definition of conventionalism in English:


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‘Since the nineteenth century many an artist has claimed that he fought the good fight against stuffy conventionalism by baiting the bourgeois.’
  • ‘I'm not complaining, it's just that all this uncompromising experimentation - when, that is, concessions aren't made towards conventionalism in terms of integrating it into songs - results in, well, something of a headache.’
  • ‘The more interesting tension I find between the papers is in my defense of realism about genes, and the kind of anti-realist conventionalism I think holds in the theory of natural selection.’
  • ‘These are all extremely entertaining, often silly episodes that fly in the face of the conventionalism most cartoons offer.’
  • ‘As to the main criticisms of conventionalism, my qualms here have to do with the fact that they are already so familiar.’



/kənˈven(t)SH(ə)n(ə)lˌizəm/ /kənˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n(ə)lˌɪzəm/