Germanism



a usage, idiom, or other feature that is characteristic of the language.
a custom, manner, mode of thought, action, etc., that is characteristic of the people.
extreme partiality for or attachment to Germany, , or customs, manners, etc.
Historical Examples

Subject to this qualification, the proportion of the forms in -ing, is a measure of the Germanism of the population.
The Ethnology of the British Islands Robert Gordon Latham

In the day of their power they were more tolerant of Germanism.
Odd Bits of History Henry W. Wolff

This topic of Germanism haunted Wagner for years, and I may have a little to say about it later.
Richard Wagner John F. Runciman

England is now showing on what feeble feet its Germanism rests, how unsound, how profoundly unworthy of the German Thought it is.
Gems (?) of German Thought Various

This Germanism appears ready to continue after the War to be the malignant and would-be assassin of other civilizations.
Villa Elsa Stuart Henry

Germanism in its later and worst form would be the inspiriting thought and philosophy of the hour.
New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915 Various

Germanism, with its ideal of force, is contrasted with the ideal of Greek and Christian culture and philosophy.
The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge

He pretends that there is no difference between Anglo-Saxonism and Germanism.
England, Canada and the Great War Louis-Georges Desjardins

Perhaps by a patriotic sympathy for the composer, who actually devoted his whole life to singing the praise of Germanism.
The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky Modeste Tchaikovsky

Polonism had resisted the utmost efforts of Germanism and Slavonism for more than a hundred years.
Notes on Life and Letters Joseph Conrad

noun
a word or idiom borrowed from or modelled on German
a German custom, trait, practice, etc
attachment to or high regard for German customs, institutions, etc

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