10 letter words ending in ism

Absinthism (n.) The condition of being poisoned by the excessive use of absinth.

Absolutism (n.) The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.

Absolutism (n.) Doctrine of absolute decrees.

Acrobatism (n.) Feats of the acrobat; daring gymnastic feats; high vaulting.

Africanism (n.) A word, phrase, idiom, or custom peculiar to Africa or Africans.

Alcoholism (n.) A diseased condition of the system, brought about by the continued use of alcoholic liquors.

Allomerism (n.) Variability in chemical constitution without variation in crystal

Allotheism (n.) The worship of strange gods.

Amateurism (n.) The practice, habit, or work of an amateur.

Anabaptism (n.) The doctrine of the Anabaptists.

Anachorism (n.) An error in regard to the place of an event or a thing; a referring something to a wrong place.

Anacrotism (n.) A secondary notch in the pulse curve, obtained in a sphygmographic tracing.

Andabatism (n.) Doubt; uncertainty.

Antagonism (n.) Opposition of action; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles.

Antarchism (n.) Opposition to government in general.

Anticivism (n.) Opposition to the body politic of citizens.

Antitheism (n.) The doctrine of antitheists.

Aplanatism (n.) Freedom from spherical aberration.

Arsenicism (n.) A diseased condition produced by slow poisoning with arsenic.

Asceticism (n.) The condition, practice, or mode of life, of ascetics.

Asiaticism (n.) Something peculiar to Asia or the Asiatics.

Astaticism (n.) The state of being astatic.

Asystolism (n.) The state or symptoms characteristic of asystole.

Automatism (n.) The state or quality of being automatic; the power of self-moving; automatic, mechanical, or involuntary action. (Metaph.) A theory as to the activity of matter.

Autotheism (n.) The doctrine of God's self-existence.

Autotheism (n.) Deification of one's self; self-worship.

Bantingism (n.) A method of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or oily matter; -- so called from William Banting of London.

Bastardism (n.) The state of being a bastard; bastardy.

Boswellism (n.) The style of Boswell.

Bourbonism (n.) The principles of those adhering to the house of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism.

Boycottism (n.) Methods of boycotters.

Brahmanism (n.) Alt. of Brahminism

Brahminism (n.) The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma.

Brigandism (n.) Brigandage.

Buffoonism (n.) The practices of a buffoon; buffoonery.

Cenobitism (n.) The state of being a cenobite; the belief or practice of a cenobite.

Centralism (n.) The state or condition of being central; the combination of several parts into one whole; centralization.

Centralism (n.) The system by which power is centralized, as in a government.

Chattelism (n.) The act or condition of holding chattels; the state of being a chattel.

Chauvinism (n.) Blind and absurd devotion to a fallen leader or an obsolete cause; hence, absurdly vainglorious or exaggerated patriotism.

Chloralism (n.) A morbid condition of the system resulting from excessive use of chloral.

Chromatism (n.) The state of being colored, as in the case of images formed by a lens.

Chromatism (n.) An abnormal coloring of plants.

Cicisbeism (n.) The state or conduct of a cicisbeo.

Cinchonism (n.) A condition produced by the excessive or long-continued use of quinine, and marked by deafness, roaring in the ears, vertigo, etc.

Classicism (n.) A classic idiom or expression; a classicalism.

Cockneyism (n.) The characteristics, manners, or dialect, of a cockney.

Concettism (n.) The use of concetti or affected conceits.

Convictism (n.) The policy or practice of transporting convicts to penal settlements.

Decimalism (n.) The system of a decimal currency, decimal weights, measures, etc.

Demagogism (n.) The practices of a demagogue.

Diglottism (n.) Bilingualism.

Dimorphism (n.) Difference of form between members of the same species, as when a plant has two kinds of flowers, both hermaphrodite (as in the partridge berry), or when there are two forms of one or both sexes of the same species of butterfly.

Dimorphism (n.) Crystallization in two independent forms of the same chemical compound, as of calcium carbonate as calcite and aragonite.

Dowagerism (n.) The rank or condition of a dowager; formality, as that of a dowager. Also used figuratively.

Dynamitism (n.) The work of dynamiters.

Ebionitism (n.) The system or doctrine of the Ebionites.

Eleaticism (n.) The Eleatic doctrine.

Electicism (n.) See Eclecticism.

Empiricism (n.) The method or practice of an empiric; pursuit of knowledge by observation and experiment.

Empiricism (n.) Specifically, a practice of medicine founded on mere experience, without the aid of science or a knowledge of principles; ignorant and unscientific practice; charlatanry; quackery.

Empiricism (n.) The philosophical theory which attributes the origin of all our knowledge to experience.

Englishism (n.) A quality or characteristic peculiar to the English.

Englishism (n.) A form of expression peculiar to the English language as spoken in England; an Anglicism.

Eudemonism (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonism

Euhemerism (n.) The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the amplification in imagination of human acts.

Evangelism (n.) The preaching or promulgation of the gospel.

Fanaticism (n.) Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious frenzy.

Favoritism (n.) The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family, or of one class of men, to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.

Federalism (n.) the principles of Federalists or of federal union.

Foreignism (n.) Anything peculiar to a foreign language or people; a foreign idiom or custom.

Fourierism (n.) The cooperative socialistic system of Charles Fourier, a Frenchman, who recommended the reorganization of society into small communities, living in common.

Fraternism (n.) Fraternization.

Genevanism (n.) Strict Calvinism.

Geophagism (n.) The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under Dirt.

Geotropism (n.) A disposition to turn or inc

Gnosticism (n.) The system of philosophy taught by the Gnostics.

Gormandism (n.) Gluttony.

Grangerism (n.) The practice of illustrating a particular book by engravings collected from other books.

Heathenism (n.) The religious system or rites of a heathen nation; idolatry; paganism.

Heathenism (n.) The manners or morals usually prevalent in a heathen country; ignorance; rudeness; barbarism.

Henotheism (n.) Primitive religion in which each of several divinities is regarded as independent, and is worshiped without reference to the rest.

Hulotheism (n.) See Hylotheism.

Humoralism (n.) The state or quality of being humoral.

Humoralism (n.) The doctrine that diseases proceed from the humors; humorism.

Hylotheism (n.) The doctrine of belief that matter is God, or that there is no God except matter and the universe; pantheism. See Materialism.

Illuminism (n.) The principles of the Illuminati.

Inkhornism (n.) Pedantry.

Invalidism (n.) The condition of an invalid; sickness; infirmity.

Isotropism (n.) Isotropy.

Italianism (n.) A word, phrase, or idiom, peculiar to the Italians; an Italicism.

Italianism (n.) Attachment to, or sympathy for, Italy.

Jacobinism (n.) The principles of the Jacobins; violent and factious opposition to legitimate government.

Jacobitism (n.) The principles of the Jacobites.

Journalism (n.) The keeping of a journal or diary.

Journalism (n.) The periodical collection and publication of current news; the business of managing, editing, or writing for, journals or newspapers; as, political journalism.

Kantianism (n.) Alt. of Kantism

Katabolism (n.) Destructive or downward metabolism; regressive metamorphism; -- opposed to anabolism. See Disassimilation.

LaconIcism (n.) Same as Laconism.

Lamarckism (n.) The theory that structural variations, characteristic of species and genera, are produced in animals and plants by the direct influence of physical environments, and esp., in the case of animals, by effort, or by use or disuse of certain organs.

Lambdacism (n.) A fault in speaking or in composition, which consists in too frequent use of the letter l, or in doubling it erroneously.

Lambdacism (n.) A defect in pronunciation of the letter l when doubled, which consists in giving it a sound as if followed by y, similar to that of the letters lli in billion.

Lambdacism (n.) The use of the sound of l for that of r in pronunciation; lallation; as, Amelican for American.

Legitimism (n.) The principles or plans of legitimists.

Liberalism (n.) Liberal principles; the principles and methods of the liberals in politics or religion; specifically, the principles of the Liberal party.

Literalism (n.) That which accords with the letter; a mode of interpreting literally; adherence to the letter.

Literalism (n.) The tendency or disposition to represent objects faithfully, without abstraction, conventionalities, or idealization.

Lollardism (n.) Alt. of Lollardy

Macroprism (n.) A prism of an orthorhombic crystal between the macropinacoid and the unit prism; the corresponding pyramids are called macropyramids.

Mahometism (n.) See Mohammedanism.

Manicheism (n.) The doctrines taught, or system of principles maintained, by the Manichaeans.

Martialism (n.) The quality of being warlike; exercises suitable for war.

Muadlinism (n.) A maudlin state.

Metamerism (n.) The symmetry of a metameric structure; serial symmetry; the state of being made up of metameres.

Metamerism (n.) The state or quality of being metameric; also, the relation or condition of metameric compounds.

Militarism (n.) A military state or condition; reliance on military force in administering government; a military system.

Militarism (n.) The spirit and traditions of military life.

Misotheism (n.) Hatred of God.

Moderatism (n.) Moderation in doctrines or opinion, especially in politics or religion.

Monarchism (n.) The principles of, or preference for, monarchy.

Monogenism (n.) The theory or doctrine that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.

Monotheism (n.) The doctrine or belief that there is but one God.

Morphinism (n.) A morbid condition produced by the excessive or prolonged use of morphine.

Mugwumpism (n.) The acts and views of the mugwumps.

Naturalism (n.) A state of nature; conformity to nature.

Nazaritism (n.) The vow and practice of a Nazarite.

Nominalism (n.) The principles or philosophy of the Nominalists.

Nothingism (n.) Nihility; nothingness.

Obsoletism (n.) A disused word or phrase; an archaism.

Ordinalism (n.) The state or quality of being ordinal.

Organicism (n.) The doctrine of the localization of disease, or which refers it always to a material lesion of an organ.

Panslavism (n.) A scheme or desire to unite all the Slavic races into one confederacy.

Parabolism (n.) The division of the terms of an equation by a known quantity that is involved in the first term.

Paralogism (n.) A reasoning which is false in point of form, that is, which is contrary to logical rules or formulae; a formal fallacy, or pseudo-syllogism, in which the conclusion does not follow from the premises.

Parasitism (n.) The state or behavior of a parasite; the act of a parasite.

Parasitism (n.) The state of being parasitic.

Partialism (n.) Partiality; specifically (Theol.), the doctrine of the Partialists.

Pasteurism (n.) A method of treatment, devised by Pasteur, for preventing certain diseases, as hydrophobia, by successive inoculations with an attenuated virus of gradually increasing strength.

Pasteurism (n.) Pasteurization.

Patriotism (n.) Love of country; devotion to the welfare of one's country; the virtues and actions of a patriot; the passion which inspires one to serve one's country.

Pedagogism (n.) The system, occupation, character, or manner of pedagogues.

Phallicism (n.) See Phallism.

Pharisaism (n.) The notions, doctrines, and conduct of the Pharisees, as a sect.

Pharisaism (n.) Rigid observance of external forms of religion, without genuine piety; hypocrisy in religion; a censorious, self-righteous spirit in matters of morals or manners.

Plagiarism (n.) The act or practice of plagiarizing.

Plagiarism (n.) That which plagiarized.

Polyeidism (n.) The quality or state of being polyeidic.

Polygenism (n.) The doctrine that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair.

Polymerism (n.) The state, quality, or relation of two or more polymeric substances.

Polymerism (n.) The act or process of forming polymers.

Polytheism (n.) The doctrine of, or belief in, a plurality of gods.

Pragmatism (n.) The quality or state of being pragmatic; in literature, the pragmatic, or philosophical, method.

Presbytism (n.) Presbyopia.

Prosaicism (n.) The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style.

Puritanism (n.) The doctrines, notions, or practice of Puritans.

Pyrrhonism (n.) Skepticism; universal doubt.

Radicalism (n.) The quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform.

Raphaelism (n.) The principles of painting introduced by Raphael, the Italian painter.

Red-tapism (n.) Strict adherence to official formalities.

Revivalism (n.) The spirit of religious revivals; the methods of revivalists.

Rheumatism (n.) A general disease characterized by painful, often multiple, local inflammations, usually affecting the joints and muscles, but also extending sometimes to the deeper organs, as the heart.

Sabaeanism (n.) Same as Sabianism.

Scepticism () etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.

Schematism (n.) Combination of the aspects of heavenly bodies.

Schematism (n.) Particular form or disposition of a thing; an exhibition in out

Scotticism (n.) An idiom, or mode of expression, peculiar to Scotland or Scotchmen.

Secularism (n.) The state or quality of being secular; a secular spirit; secularity.

Secularism (n.) The tenets or principles of the secularists.

Sensualism (n.) The condition or character of one who is sensual; subjection to sensual feelings and appetite; sensuality.

Sensualism (n.) The doctrine that all our ideas, or the operations of the understanding, not only originate in sensation, but are transformed sensations, copies or relics of sensations; sensationalism; sensism.

Sensualism (n.) The regarding of the gratification of the senses as the highest good.

Separatism (n.) The character or act of a separatist; disposition to withdraw from a church; the practice of so withdrawing.

Sinecurism (n.) The state of having a sinecure.

Skepticism (n.) An undecided, inquiring state of mind; doubt; uncertainty.

Skepticism (n.) A doubting of the truth of revelation, or a denial of the divine origin of the Christian religion, or of the being, perfections, or truth of God.

Specialism (n.) Devotion to a particular and restricted part or branch of knowledge, art, or science; as, medical specialism.

Spermatism (n.) The emission of sperm, or semen.

Stibialism (n.) Antimonial intoxication or poisoning.

Sybaritism (n.) Luxuriousness; effeminacy; wantonness; voluptuousness.

Symphytism (n.) Coalescence; a growing into one with another word.

Syncretism (n.) Attempted union of principles or parties irreconcilably at variance with each other.

Theogonism (n.) Theogony.

Traumatism (n.) A wound or injury directly produced by causes external to the body; also, violence producing a wound or injury; as, rupture of the stomach caused by traumatism.

Trichroism (n.) The quality possessed by some crystals of presenting different colors in three different directions.

Tricrotism (n.) That condition of the arterial pulse in which there is a triple beat. The pulse curve obtained in the sphygmographic tracing characteristic of tricrotism shows two secondary crests in addition to the primary.

Trivialism (n.) A trivial matter or method; a triviality.

Uniformism (n.) The doctrine of uniformity in the geological history of the earth; -- in part equivalent to uniformitarianism, but also used, more broadly, as opposed to catastrophism.

Utopianism (n.) The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism.

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