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Definition of "exoticism" [ex•ot•i•cism]

  • The quality or condition of being exotic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "exoticism" in a sentence
  • "The line we push, especially our chapter on exoticism, is that the counterculture sees technology as a homogenizing force, and is afraid of that."
  • "And then this exoticism is shrink-wrapped and packed and sold right back to an Asian audience."
  • "Underlying these eighteenth - and nineteenth-century visual images of the East's exoticism is the impulse to preserve the reassuring sameness found in any representation of difference."