Definition of ism in English:
nouninformal , chiefly derogatory
A distinctive practice, system, or philosophy, typically a political ideology or an artistic movement: he loathed isms and any form of dogma
More example sentences
- Some politicos cling to venal isms that stunt their own thinking and the growth of the nation, and delay the maturing of its democracy.
- Ideology was foreign, and impressive-sounding, and was to generate many books with chapters recounting the arguments of the various isms of which political debate is composed.
- What are tools, and what is the nature of their inherence in specific ideologies, isms, and worldviews?
Late 17th century: independent usage of -ism.
Words that rhyme with ismabysm, arrivisme, chrism, chrisom, prism, schism
Definition of ism in:
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