Definition of nineteenth-centuryism in English:

nineteenth-centuryism

Pronunciation /ˌnʌɪntiːnθ ˈsɛntʃ(ʊ)riˌɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • The distinctive spirit, character, or outlook of the 19th century; a feature or trait suggestive of the 19th century.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), poet. From nineteenth century + -ism.