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monotheism Syllabification: mon·o·the·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈmänōˌTHēizəm/

Definition of monotheism in English:


The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Example sentences
  • Once the option for religion has been made, the only serious alternatives are pantheism and monotheism.
  • This monotheism, this religion of the one, of course has universal appeal.
  • In a contest with polytheism, monotheism is likely to prevail, and one who comes to hold that many natural phenomena were created intentionally probably will come to believe in God.


Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈTHēist/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • All that they require, by the way, is a belief in a Supreme Being - a monotheist god or absolute reality.
  • One of the most poignant stories of the Torah tells us about Abraham, the first monotheist, and his relationship with God.
  • As staunch monotheists, for example, they saw the entire universe as the seamless work of God.


Mid 17th century: from mono- 'one' + Greek theos 'god' + -ism.

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