Definition of neorealism in English:

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[mass noun]
1A movement or school in art or philosophy representing a modified form of realism.
Example sentences
  • More than just theories, neo-realism and neo-liberalism represent paradigms or conceptual frameworks that shape individuals images of the world and influence research priorities and policy debates and choices.
  • For the uninitiated, neo-realism is a movement that came into being towards the end of the Second World War, where the general mood was one of disillusion and horror of war, and anxiety of social and political reconstruction.
  • Certainly neither rational choice nor neo-realism migrated north to any appreciable degree.
1.1A naturalistic movement in Italian literature and cinema that emerged in the 1940s. Important exponents include the writer Italo Calvino and the film director Federico Fellini.
Example sentences
  • According to a recent film writer, neo-realism was a great but ‘tragic episode’ in cinema history.
  • We love Italian neo-realism, and old Hollywood of the '20s, '30s and '40s.
  • Hence it is possible for us to understand the importance of Italian neo-realism beyond its immediate social significance.



noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Even if there hasn't been a concentrated domestic movement in the vein of the Italian neo-realists or the current Taiwanese new wave, there's still plenty of alternative visions to savor.
  • Close to the Italian neo-realists in style, Iranian cinema takes small events in insignificant lives and creates high drama.
  • There was an explosion going on, what with the Italian neo-realists and the French Nouvelle Vague.

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