Zoilism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the works of Zoilus (Ancient Greek: Ζωΐλος (Zōḯlos)), a classical Greek, who was highly critical of Homer; +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

Zoilism (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) nagging or carping criticism
    • 1716, Sir Thomas Browne, Christian Morals:
      Bring candid Eyes unto the perusal of mens works, and let not Zoilism or Detraction blast well intended labours.