Definition of dynamism in English:

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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.
energy, spirit, liveliness, zestfulness, vitality, vigour, vigorousness, strength, forcefulness, power, powerfulness, potency, positiveness, positivity, effectiveness, efficacy;
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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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