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English noun: ism

1. ism (cognition) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school


Synonymsdoctrine, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Broader (hypernym)belief


Narrower (hyponym)abolitionism, absolutism, amoralism, animalism, animism, antiestablishmentarianism, antiestablishmentism, asceticism, Cabalism, church doctrine, commandment, contextualism, creationism, credo, creed, creed, democracy, descriptivism, descriptivism, divine right, divine right of kings, dogma, dualism, dynamism, egalitarianism, epicureanism, equalitarianism, establishmentarianism, establishmentism, ethicism, expansionism, feminism, formalism, freethinking, functionalism, Girondism, gospel, gospel, gymnosophy, humanism, humanism, humanitarianism, imitation, individualism, internationalism, irredentism, irridentism, Kabbalism, laissez faire, literalism, majority rule, millennium, monism, multiculturalism, nationalism, nationalism, nihilism, nuclear deterrence, pacificism, pacifism, passivism, phenomenology, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory, pluralism, populism, precept, prescriptivism, prescriptivism, presentism, rationalism, reformism, reincarnationism, religious doctrine, secessionism, secular humanism, secularism, states' rights, teaching, theological doctrine, unilateralism, utilitarianism









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