What does the word mannerism mean?

Usage examples for mannerism

  1. Your prose may be the rougher for it, but it will be at least honest; and all mannerism is dishonesty, an attempt to gain beauty at the expense of truthful expression which invariably defeats its own ends, and produces an unpleasing effect, so necessarily one are truth and beauty. – Literary and General Lectures and Essays by Charles Kingsley
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