Definition of veristic in English:

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veristic

Pronunciation: /vɪəˈrɪstɪk/

adjective

(Of art or literature) extremely or strictly naturalistic: veristic cast-wax or terracotta portrait masks
More example sentences
  • Vespasian's images hark back to harsh styles of veristic portraiture of the late Republic.
  • Shorr today, more than ever before, is stressing artificiality over realism, the virtual over the veristic, intellection over intuition.
  • Lastman, especially, was admired for his clear narratives and classicizing, archaeologically veristic settings, and his attentive reading of classical sources.

Derivatives

verism

noun
Example sentences
  • He hauntingly combined the solid verism of Lombard painting with the glowing colours of Giorgione and Titian.
  • At the same time, the striking verism of bodily gesture, her ability to suggest movement and animation, and her use of serial imagery produce a quasi-cinematic effect.

verist

noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Thus, paradoxically, does a verist film like La Strada become cinema at its transcendent best, rich in imagination, profound in spirit, and pure in tone.
  • These images tell us immediately that we are in the hands, not of a mere kitchen-sink realist, but of a poetic verist who is as concerned to evoke as to document.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin verum (neuter) 'true' or Italian vero 'true' + -ist + -ic.

Words that rhyme with veristic

aoristic, artistic, autistic, cystic, deistic, distich, egoistic, fistic, holistic, juristic, logistic, monistic, mystic, puristic, sadistic, Taoistic, theistic, truistic

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Line breaks: ver|is¦tic

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