Definition of traditionalism in English:

traditionalism

Syllabification: tra·di·tion·al·ism
Pronunciation: /trəˈdiSHənlˌizəm
 
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noun

  • 1The upholding or maintenance of tradition, especially so as to resist change.
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    • It is also ironic that, despite the dominance and visibility of reactionary traditionalists, liberal traditionalism is still thriving.
    • Hearing these versions is like enjoying a meal in one of Vienna's oldest five-star restaurants: there are no surprises, but traditionalism rarely has been upheld with such opulent perfection.
    • In this regard, films seem more likely to take a direct approach to linking colonial politics with the politics of traditionalism and anti-modernization.
  • 1.1chiefly • historical The theory that all moral and religious truth comes from divine revelation passed on by tradition, human reason being incapable of attaining it.
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    • Fundamentalists reject a larger portion of secular society, maintain strong commitments to strict literalism, premillennial dispensationalism, and moral traditionalism.
    • Not even ressentiment by the dispossessed escapes this religious traditionalism; the ethical prophet may be an exception.
    • I'm not sure about that, but I am hopeful that Anglican theology, with its middle way between liberal rationalism and dogmatic traditionalism, can save the historical quest for Jesus.

Derivatives

traditionalist

noun & adjective
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  • There is far more to this than the electoral opportunism of which traditionalists in both parties regularly complain.
  • Not the kind of thing a conservative, traditionalist would believe in, surely?
  • Both objections have implications for the politics of the tension between progressive and traditionalist doctrines.
Synonyms

traditionalistic

Pronunciation: /trəˌdiSHənlˈistik/
adjective
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  • What are the major features of the individualistic, traditionalistic, and moralistic political cultures?
  • This seems enough surprising in relation to a traditionalistic culture like the one of the Catalan Renaixença.
  • The chief goal of the traditionalistic political culture is the maintenance of the status quo, with political power concentrated in the hands of established elites.

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