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1. The use or imitation of Gothic style, as in architecture.
2. A barbarous or crude manner or style.
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1. (Art Terms) conformity to, use of, or imitation of the Gothic style, esp in architecture
2. crudeness of manner or style
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Goth•i•cism(ˈgɒθ əˌsɪz əm)
1. conformity or devotion to the Gothic style.
2. the principles and techniques of the Gothic style.
3. (sometimes l.c.) barbarism; crudeness.
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a style in fictional literature characterized by gloomy settings, violent or grotesque action, and a mood of decay, degeneration, and decadence. — gothicist, n. — gothic, adj.See also: Literary Style
the general term employed to denote the several phases of European architecture in the period 1100-1530 that employ the pointed arch, or their imitations.See also: Architecture
the principles of the paintings, sculptures, stained glass, mosaics, and book illustrations of the period 1200-1450, embracing several disparate styles and emphases. — Gothicist, n.See also: Art
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