Definition of personalism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəːs(ə)n(ə)lɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
1The quality of being personal: his sculpture investigated pure form from which all expressive personalism was eliminated
More example sentences
  • Nationalism, on the other hand, tends to express itself in authoritarianism, emotionalism, personalism, vengefulness and mean-spiritedness.
  • I believe the fundamental key he offers us is through the same personalism he uses to discuss the nature of marriage and men and women.
1.1A theory or system based on subjective ideas or applications.
Example sentences
  • Dorothy understood that a just system was as important as her ideal of personalism, where each takes individual responsibility for the well-being of all.
  • While I applaud the resurgence of apologetics that we have recently seen in this country, I suggest it could benefit from the kind of personalism that Pope John Paul II professes.
1.2Allegiance to a particular political leader rather than to a party or ideology: this personalism alone can explain the shifting alliances that so confuse observers



Example sentences
  • Yet they, too, are typical of her alternating impersonalist and personalist tendencies.
  • Direct-election proposals recognize that ideological and/or personalist parties would drain votes away from the major parties.
  • In what ways are natural-law arguments in tension with personalist arguments?


Example sentences
  • Variables that interact thus can be situational, personalistic, or a combination of situational and personalistic factors.
  • Like other personalistic leaders, he has preferred loyalists over experienced, well-trained experts when making government appointments.
  • Proto-industrializarion and the fragmentation of holdings which it promoted presented new occasions for personalistic ties between landlord and tenant.

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