an practice, trait, or idiom.
quality or spirit.
He was not suited to strive with Bononcini on the ground of Italianism.
Handel Romain Rolland
We see in this the first blow struck at the triumphant Italianism.
Handel Romain Rolland
But it was its pure Italianism that prevented it from winning immediate success in Paris.
How Music Developed W. J. Henderson
Here, therefore, is to be found an even deeper fear of Italianism, and here still sterner methods are employed to stamp it out.
Italy at War and the Allies in the West E. Alexander Powell
All that was essentially Spanish was for the time forgotten, submerged in an imported Italianism.
The Story of Seville Walter M. Gallichan
And again the latter wrote: “You have two excellent points in that poem—originality and Italianism.”
Leigh Hunt’s Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats Barnette Miller
an Italian custom or style
Italian quality or life, or the cult of either
of, relating to, or characteristic of , its people, or their language. a native or inhabitant of . a person of Japanese ancestry. the language of . Abbreviation: Japn., Japn. Contemporary Examples He became the first Japanese American to permanently settle in the U.S., and helped to pave the way for other Japanese immigrants. The […]
of or relating to or Jesuitism. (often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing. Contemporary Examples When a reporter asked him a question, it would often elicit a series of Jesuitical responses. President Cuomo Would’ve Been a Lion Jonathan Alter January 1, 2015 Historical Examples And thus, my friend, […]
the system, principles, or practices of the . (often lowercase) a principle or practice, as casuistry, equivocation, or craft, ascribed to the by their opponents. Historical Examples This is one of the grand causes of the success of Jesuitism in this country. Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries William Hogan But the vital force of Jesuitism […]
a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. (often lowercase) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents. of or relating to Jesuits or . Contemporary Examples As a onetime banker and former […]