Gothic

(redirected from Gothicized)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • adj

Synonyms for Gothic

extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths

a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

a style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries

as if belonging to the Middle Ages

Related Words

characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

References in periodicals archive ?
Many of the works discussed feature depictions of Wales or the Welsh as a Gothicized Other to England and the English.
Thus Hearn uses a Gothicized form of travel writing to stretch the imagination of "outside" readers in regard to concepts of moral behavior, loyalty, and honor across cultures, while reinvesting the supernatural realm with new respect for its regenerative and inspirational power.
Even more credible, because based on historical fact, the Gothicized slave revolt in Melville's "Benito Cereno" (1855) employs transnational settings to create some of the most memorable Gothic images in American fiction: Aranda's skeleton on the bowsprit of a Spanish slaver and Babo's head on a pike in Lima.
But the white pilgrim is also a melodramatic figure because he is introduced by Roland as "deaf," reminiscent of the "deaf and dumb" characters that form the melodramatic core of Thomas Holcroft's Gothicized dramatic adaptations.
The domed edifice behind King Herod as he questions Christ on a tabernacle shutter at Oxford painted by the Florentine San Gaggio Master a few years later, and the gothicized aedicule in Giotto's Ognissanti Madonna of about 1310 present alternative forms for the same device.
In this instance, that historicism is compounded of a reading of context as more or less equivalent to "discourse," on the one hand, and on the other of a particularly Gothicized understanding of persons as forever in the terrorized, unyielding grip of those discourses.
Critics have noted that Godwin found in Radcliffe's version of the gothic a model in which the psychology of a gothicized household could be used to represent abuses in society more generally (Clemit 54; Graham 131-32; Benedict).
Given her interest in the racial dynamics of the gothic, the South, with its troubled racial history, is, in Goddu's view, perhaps America's most gothicized region, with the possible exception of Nathaniel Hawthorne's New England (which, of course, is haunted by its racial troubles with the Indians of the region).
A plot that challenges the Gothicized account of the Franco-English, Catholic--Protestant encounter given in Charlotte Bronte's Villette also carries as a subtext Anne's anxiety that by daring to enter the public domain she risks encountering the spectre of her father, the English flaneur whose urbane cynicism stemmed from having supped too deeply on worldly experiences.
The Gothicized landscape in her films complicates and blurs the traditional boundaries between interior, domestic realms and exterior terrains, turning the familiar and known into the strange and uncanny.
The Gothicized Radway Grange, an Elizabethan manor house in Warwickshire, once home of eccentric architect Sanderson Miller, the man who invented the facade make-over
Through Conrad's heavily gothicized social critique, the novel ruthlessly exposes this heart, condemning all aspects, material or metaphysical, of modern life.
In Europe, seminal buildings such as Labrouste's Bibiliotheque de Saint-Genevieve pioneered the use of cast iron internally in Gothicized barrel vaults of prefabricated sections.
Another piece, one of the works on paper, Del Mar Heights--a little mysterious painting--he reads and she is gothicized in her flame-designed clothes, 1993, demonstrates how the narrative appeal of his compositions is largely dependent on a textural handling of materials like gouache, watercolor, and graphite.