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impossibilism

Line breaks: im|pos¦si¦bil|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɒsɪbɪlɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of impossibilism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Belief in ideas or policy, especially on social reform, that are held to be unrealizable or impractical.
Example sentences
  • The most stratospheric flights of that speech exuded the utopian impossibilism which he attacked when practised by the self-indulgent Old Left.

Derivatives

impossibilist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • He also clarifies his brand of socialism, though, separating him from the scientific socialists (sometimes called impossibilists) that characterized much of the leadership.
  • Feld calls him an ‘impossibilist’ in his refusal to compromise.

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