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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A characteristic feature of the Greek used by Ancient Athenians occurring in another language or dialect.

Usage examples (6)
  • This last has especially charmed me; it is remarkable for grace, delicacy, atticism, and precision.
  • "It is certain," said Phellion, "that the leading article seems to me to be stamped with vigor joined to an atticism which we may seek in vain in the columns of the...
  • These censures can never be just upon a poet, whose style has always been allowed to be perfectly attick, and of an atticism which made him extremely delightful to the...
  • In order to make him a true classic, it was necessary to attribute to him later a design, a plan, literary invention, qualities of atticism and urbanity of which he had... for more
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