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Definition of "medievalism" [medievalism]

  • The spirit or the body of beliefs, customs, or practices of the Middle Ages. (noun)
  • Devotion to or acceptance of the ideas of the Middle Ages. (noun)
  • Scholarly study of the Middle Ages. (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 "medievalism" in a sentence
  • "Actually, it seems to me that in medievalism (depictions of the medieval in the modern world), non-adulterous obstacles are more common."
  • "Wolf — bad pseudo-medievalism is one of my pet peeves, but that’s an entire other blog post."
  • "The dissenting crowd calls that "medievalism," but it is precisely what people need and want in this soul-deadening postmodern age."