conventionalized conventionalized


  • (adj) using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous



  1. Her multiple plot lines are neatly braided and though her characters are conventionalized they are also charming and capable of surprising us.
  2. In the same spirit, Gainsborough conventionalized his country genre scenes.
  3. And all their written words are conventionalized pictures anyway.


  • As leading black novelist Ralph Ellison wrote of Huck Finn, "He knew, as did Mark Twain, that Jim was not only a slave but a human being [and] a symbol of humanity ...... and in freeing Jim, Huck makes a bid to free himself of the conventionalized...
    on Jun 2, 2005 By: Ralph Ellison Source: Seattle Times

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