Antonyms for naturalism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nach-er-uh-liz-uh m, nach-ruh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnætʃ ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈnætʃ rə-

Definition of naturalism

Origin :
  • 1630s, "action based on natural instincts," from natural + -ism. In philosophy, as a view of the world and humanity's relationship to it, from 1750. As a tendency in art and literature, from 1850.
  • As in steadfastness : noun fidelity
  • As in fidelity : noun conformity to a standard
Example sentences :
  • What he means by Naturalism we shall proceed shortly to explain.
  • Extract from : « Diderot and the Encyclopdists » by John Morley
  • The excess of sentimentalism had given rise to the other extreme of naturalism.
  • Extract from : « Mary Wollstonecraft » by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • Maupassant was the man of his period, and his period was that of Naturalism.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) » by Guy de Maupassant
  • But the prevailing philosophy of that day among the students was naturalism.
  • Extract from : « The Inside of the Cup, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • Even in subject, as Brunn remarks, this naturalism is apparent.
  • Extract from : « History of Ancient Art » by Franz von Reber
  • Degas was in the habit of calling him the Bouguereau of Naturalism.
  • Extract from : « The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4) » by Richard Muther
  • John was a compound of romanticism, pietism, realism, and naturalism.
  • Extract from : « The Son of a Servant » by August Strindberg
  • In naturalism, it never went to the extremes of the other Scandinavian literature.
  • Extract from : « Sweden » by Victor Nilsson
  • Romanticism is dead to-day, as dead as Naturalism; but Baudelaire is alive, and is read.
  • Extract from : « Egoists » by James Huneker
  • It was this question which brought man to atheism, materialism, naturalism.
  • Extract from : « The Essence of Christianity » by Ludwig Feuerbach

Synonyms for naturalism

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