Definition of dynamism in English:


Line breaks: dyna|mism
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪnəmɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
1The quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress: the dynamism and strength of the economy
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  • ‘Negotiates,’ whether or not it is precisely the right verb, is at least a verb and thus captures the sheer dynamism of the activity of curiosity.
  • The EU finds itself in a period of dramatic political and constitutional activism and dynamism.
  • Industrial dynamism also needs good industrial relations and flexible labour markets.
1.1The quality of being dynamic and positive in attitude: he was known for his dynamism and strong views
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  • But he compromised such spiritual dynamism so that power gave way to pride, and glory to disgrace.
  • He does share to some extent his fighting spirit, his dynamism, his charisma and his willingness to speak his mind.
  • Greg has brought tremendous dynamism, energy and drive and is hugely respected by all the staff at all levels throughout the organisation.
aggression, aggressiveness, boldness, drive, push, ambition, enterprise;
magnetism, flamboyance, passion, fire
informal go-getting, zip, pep, spark, get-up-and-go, vim and vigour, guts, balls, have-a-go attitude
North American informal feistiness
2 Philosophy , chiefly historical The theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter.


mid 19th century: from Greek dunamis 'power' + -ism.



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  • One such writer is Virginia Postrel, who describes reactionaries as ‘stasists’ and innovators as ‘dynamists’ and accuses the ‘stasists’ of stealing the future of society.
  • What we're looking at now is a political and cultural battle between dynamists and stasists.
  • I wouldn't want to have the entire world be so homogenous or so traditional; I am still a dynamist at heart.

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