Eschew vs Verism - What's the difference?

eschew | verism |


As a verb eschew

is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

As a noun verism is

(arts|literature) presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary.

eschew

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
  • Usage notes

    * The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.

    Quotations

    {{timeline , 1500s=1599 , 1900s=1927 , 2010s=2014}} * *: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d. * 1927 , *: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order. * '>citation

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    References

    verism

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (arts, literature) Presenting common, everyday subjects, specifically eschewing the heroic or legendary.
  • (arts) A movement in the late 19th century, related to realism