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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person who adheres rigorously or excessively to recognized structures, as in religion or art

Usage examples (38)
  • Of all people, a formalist will be the last to say otherwise.
  • This "close reading" may seem deliberately old-fashioned and "formalist," because it is.
  • This led to the composer being severely criticised as "formalist" in the notorious
  • Wylie's poem assumes the "formalist" view of mathematics, as summed up by Bertrand Russell: for more
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