Phi*lis"tin*ism (?), n.

The condition, character, aims, and habits of the class called Philistines. See Philistine, 3.

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Carlyle.

On the side of beauty and taste, vulgarity; on the side of morals and feeling, coarseness; on the side of mind and spirit, unintelligence, -- this is Philistinism. M. Arnold.

 

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