a comic or grotesque performance, as a dance, presented before or between the acts of a masque.
Antimask, antimasque, an′ti-mask, n. a ridiculous interlude dividing the parts of the more serious mask.
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a comic or grotesque dance, presented between the acts of a masque
a member of the or a supporter of its principles. Historical Examples This excitement divided the political parties into Mason and Anti-Mason factions. Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
- Anti-masonic party
a former political party (1826–35) that opposed Freemasonry in civil affairs.
preoccupation with or emphasis on objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. the philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to agencies. Contemporary Examples It just feeds the fire of materialism, and […]
a person who is markedly more concerned with things than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. an adherent of philosophical . concerned with things; materialistic. of or relating to philosophical or its adherents. Historical Examples As though any great poet who had come to years of discretion could be a materialist or an infidel. Victor […]