11 letter words ending in ism

Absenteeism (n.) The state or practice of an absentee; esp. the practice of absenting one's self from the country or district where one's estate is situated.

Academicism (n.) A tenet of the Academic philosophy.

Academicism (n.) A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

Achromatism (n.) The state or quality of being achromatic; as, the achromatism of a lens; achromaticity.

Adiaphorism (n.) Religious indifference.

Agnosticism (n.) That doctrine which, professing ignorance, neither asserts nor denies.

Agrarianism (n.) An equal or equitable division of landed property; the principles or acts of those who favor a redistribution of land.

Allodialism (n.) The allodial system.

Allotropism (n.) Alt. of Allotropy

Alphabetism (n.) The expression of spoken sounds by an alphabet.

Americanism (n.) Attachment to the United States.

Americanism (n.) A custom peculiar to the United States or to America; an American characteristic or idea.

Americanism (n.) A word or phrase peculiar to the United States.

Amphilogism (n.) Alt. of Amphilogy

Anachronism (n.) A misplacing or error in the order of time; an error in chronology by which events are misplaced in regard to each other, esp. one by which an event is placed too early; falsification of chronological relation.

Anamorphism (n.) A distorted image.

Anamorphism (n.) A gradual progression from one type to another, generally ascending.

Anchoretism (n.) The practice or mode of life of an anchoret.

Androgynism (n.) Union of both sexes in one individual; hermaphroditism.

Anglicanism (n.) Strong partiality to the principles and rites of the Church of England.

Anglicanism (n.) The principles of the established church of England; also, in a restricted sense, the doctrines held by the high-church party.

Anglicanism (n.) Attachment to England or English institutions.

Arminianism (n.) The religious doctrines or tenets of the Arminians.

Astigmatism (n.) A defect of the eye or of a lens, in consequence of which the rays derived from one point are not brought to a single focal point, thus causing imperfect images or indistinctness of vision.

Athleticism (n.) The practice of engaging in athletic games; athletism.

Attorneyism (n.) The practice or peculiar cleverness of attorneys.

Augustinism (n.) The doctrines held by Augustine or by the Augustinians.

Bachelorism (n.) Bachelorhood; also, a manner or peculiarity belonging to bachelors.

Bimetallism (n.) The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; -- in opposition to monometallism.

Bohemianism (n.) The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian.

Bonapartism (n.) The policy of Bonaparte or of the Bonapartes.

Braggardism (n.) Boastfulness; act of bragging.

Cannibalism (n.) The act or practice of eating human flesh by mankind. Hence; Murderous cruelty; barbarity.

Carbonarism (n.) The principles, practices, or organization of the Carbonari.

Catasterism (n.) A placing among the stars; a catalogue of stars.

Catheterism (n.) Alt. of Catheterization

Catholicism (n.) The state or quality of being catholic or universal; catholicity.

Catholicism (n.) Liberality of sentiment; breadth of view.

Catholicism (n.) The faith of the whole orthodox Christian church, or adherence thereto.

Catholicism (n.) The doctrines or faith of the Roman Catholic church, or adherence thereto.

Cavalierism (n.) The practice or principles of cavaliers.

Cerebralism (n.) The doctrine or theory that psychical phenomena are functions or products of the brain only.

Clericalism (n.) An excessive devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order; undue influence of the clergy; sacerdotalism.

Communalism (n.) A French theory of government which holds that commune should be a kind of independent state, and the national government a confederation of such states, having only limited powers. It is advocated by advanced French republicans; but it should not be confounded with communism.

Cosmotheism (n.) Same as Pantheism.

Creationism (n.) The doctrine that a soul is specially created for each human being as soon as it is formed in the womb; -- opposed to traducianism.

Deaf-mutism (n.) The condition of being a deaf-mute.

Democratism (n.) The principles or spirit of a democracy.

Demoniacism (n.) The state of being demoniac, or the practices of demoniacs.

Demonianism (n.) The state of being possessed by a demon or by demons.

Determinism (n.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives.

Didacticism (n.) The didactic method or system.

Diplomatism (n.) Diplomacy.

Eclecticism (n.) Theory or practice of an eclectic.

Ectorganism (n.) An external parasitic organism.

Entorganism (n.) An internal parasitic organism.

Erastianism (n.) The principles of the Erastains.

Esotericism (n.) Esoteric doctrine or principles.

Etherealism (n.) Ethereality.

Eudaemonism (n.) That system of ethics which defines and enforces moral obligation by its relation to happiness or personal well-being.

Exclusivism (n.) The act or practice of excluding being exclusive; exclusiveness.

Externalism (n.) The quality of being manifest to the senses; external acts or appearances; regard for externals.

Externalism (n.) That philosophy or doctrine which recognizes or deals only with externals, or objects of sense perception; positivism; phenomenalism.

Fissiparism (n.) Reproduction by spontaneous fission.

Gallicanism (n.) The principles, tendencies, or action of those, within the Roman Catholic Church in France, who (esp. in 1682) sought to restrict the papal authority in that country and increase the power of the national church.

Gonochorism (n.) Separation of the sexes in different individuals; -- opposed to hermaphroditism.

Gonochorism (n.) In ontogony, differentiation of male and female individuals from embryos having the same rudimentary sexual organs.

Gonochorism (n.) In phylogeny, the evolution of distinct sexes in species previously hermaphrodite or sexless.

Gutturalism (n.) The quality of being guttural; as, the gutturalism of A [in the 16th cent.]

Hegelianism (n.) Alt. of Hegelism

Helleborism (n.) The practice or theory of using hellebore as a medicine.

Hemihedrism (n.) The property of crystallizing hemihedrally.

Hibernicism (n.) Alt. of Hibernianism

Hierarchism (n.) The principles or authority of a hierarchy.

Hispanicism (n.) A Spanish idiom or mode of speech.

Histrionism (n.) Theatrical representation; acting; affectation.

Hospitalism (n.) A vitiated condition of the body, due to long confinement in a hospital, or the morbid condition of the atmosphere of a hospital.

Huguenotism (n.) The religion of the Huguenots in France.

Hylopathism (n.) The doctrine that matter is sentient.

Hyperbolism (n.) The use of hyperbole.

Ignorantism (n.) The spirit of those who extol the advantage to ignorance; obscuriantism.

Immedeatism (n.) Immediateness.

Imperialism (n.) The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.

Infusionism (n.) The doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body, and is infused into it at conception or birth; -- opposed to tradicianism and creationism.

Intuitivism (n.) The doctrine that the ideas of right and wrong are intuitive.

Isochronism (n.) The state or quality of being isochronous.

Isomorphism (n.) A similarity of crystal

Landlordism (n.) The state of being a landlord; the characteristics of a landlord; specifically, in Great Britain, the relation of landlords to tenants, especially as regards leased agricultural lands.

Libertinism (n.) The state of a libertine or freedman.

Libertinism (n.) Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness.

Libertinism (n.) Licentiousness of principle or opinion.

Loxodremism (n.) The act or process of tracing a loxodromic curve; the act of moving as if in a loxodromic curve.

Lutheranism (n.) Alt. of Lutherism

Malapropism (n.) A grotesque misuse of a word; a word so used.

Mandarinism (n.) A government mandarins; character or spirit of the mandarins.

Manichaeism (n.) Alt. of Manicheism

Martinetism (n.) The principles or practices of a martinet; rigid adherence to discip

Materialism (n.) The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets.

Materialism (n.) The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.

Materialism (n.) Material substances in the aggregate; matter.

Medievalism () Alt. of Medievalist

Millenarism (n.) The doctrine of Millenarians.

Mohammedism (n.) The religion, or doctrines and precepts, of Mohammed, contained in the Koran; Islamism.

Monasticism (n.) The monastic life, system, or condition.

Monocrotism (n.) That condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve or sphygmogram shows but a single crest, the dicrotic elevation entirely disappearing.

Monothelism (n.) Alt. of Monothelitism

Moravianism (n.) The religious system of the Moravians.

Nationalism (n.) The state of being national; national attachment; nationality.

Nationalism (n.) An idiom, trait, or character peculiar to any nation.

Nationalism (n.) National independence; the principles of the Nationalists.

Nonjurorism (n.) The doctrines, or action, of the Nonjurors.

Novatianism (n.) The doctrines or principles of the Novatians.

Officialism (n.) The state of being official; a system of official government; also, adherence to office routine; red-tapism.

Old-maidism (n.) The condition or characteristics of an old maid.

Opportunism (n.) The art or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances, or of seeking immediate advantage with little regard for ultimate consequences.

Orientalism (n.) Any system, doctrine, custom, expression, etc., peculiar to Oriental people.

Orientalism (n.) Knowledge or use of Oriental languages, history, literature, etc.

Paneulogism (n.) Eulogy of everything; indiscriminate praise.

Panislamism (n.) A desire or plan for the union of all Mohammedan nations for the conquest of the world.

Pansclavism () Alt. of Pansclavonian

Parallelism (n.) The quality or state of being parallel.

Parallelism (n.) Resemblance; correspondence; similarity.

Parallelism (n.) Similarity of construction or meaning of clauses placed side by side, especially clauses expressing the same sentiment with slight modifications, as is common in Hebrew poetry; e. g.: --//At her feet he bowed, he fell:/Where he bowed, there he fell down dead. Judg. v. 27.

Paternalism (n.) The theory or practice of paternal government. See Paternal government, under Paternal.

Pedobaptism (n.) The baptism of infants or of small children.

Pelagianism (n.) The doctrines of Pelagius.

Personalism (n.) The quality or state of being personal; personality.

Phariseeism (n.) See Pharisaism.

Plebeianism (n.) The quality or state of being plebeian.

Plebeianism (n.) The conduct or manners of plebeians; vulgarity.

Pleochroism (n.) The property possessed by some crystals, of showing different colors when viewed in the direction of different axes.

Polychroism (n.) Same as Pleochroism.

Polycrotism (n.) That state or condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve, or sphygmogram, shows several secondary crests or elevations; -- contrasted with monocrotism and dicrotism.

Polymastism (n.) The condition of having more than two mammae, or breasts.

Polyphonism (n.) Polyphony.

Polythelism (n.) The condition of having more than two teats, or nipples.

Probabilism (n.) The doctrine of the probabilists.

Prochronism (n.) The dating of an event before the time it happened; an antedating; -- opposed to metachronism.

Prognathism (n.) Projection of the jaws.

Proselytism (n.) The act or practice of proselyting; the making of converts to a religion or a religious sect, or to any opinion, system, or party.

Proselytism (n.) Conversion to a religion, system, or party.

Prosylogism (n.) A syllogism preliminary or logically essential to another syllogism; the conclusion of such a syllogism, which becomes a premise of the following syllogism.

Pythagorism (n.) The doctrines taught by Pythagoras.

Rationalism (n.) The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.

Rationalism (n.) The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.

Religionism (n.) The practice of, or devotion to, religion.

Religionism (n.) Affectation or pretense of religion.

Romanticism (n.) A fondness for romantic characteristics or peculiarities; specifically, in modern literature, an aiming at romantic effects; -- applied to the productions of a school of writers who sought to revive certain medi/val forms and methods in opposition to the so-called classical style.

Sadduceeism (n.) Alt. of Sadducism

Seraphicism (n.) The character, quality, or state of a seraph; seraphicalness.

Sexdigitism (n.) The state of having six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.

Shepherdism (n.) Pastoral life or occupation.

Stahlianism (n.) The Stahlian theoru, that every vital action is function or operation of the soul.

Synchronism (n.) The concurrence of events in time; simultaneousness.

Synchronism (n.) The tabular arrangement of historical events and personages, according to their dates.

Synchronism (n.) A representation, in the same picture, of two or events which occured at different times.

Systematism (n.) The reduction of facts or principles to a system.

Tautomerism (n.) The condition, quality, or relation of metameric substances, or their respective derivatives, which are more or less interchangeable, according as one form or the other is the more stable. It is a special case of metamerism; thus, the lactam and the lactim compounds exhibit tautomerism.

Teetotalism (n.) The principle or practice of entire abstinence, esp. from intoxicating drinks.

Teutonicism (n.) A mode of speech peculiar to the Teutons; a Teutonic idiom, phrase, or expression; a Teutonic mode or custom; a Germanism.

Theosophism (n.) Belief in theosophy.

Trimorphism (n.) The property of crystallizing in three forms fundamentally distinct, as is the case with titanium dioxide, which crystallizes in the forms of rutile, octahedrite, and brookite. See Pleomorphism.

Vagabondism (n.) Vagabondage.

Vaishnavism (n.) The worship of Vishnu.

Wesleyanism (n.) The system of doctrines and church polity inculcated by John Wesley (b. 1703; d. 1791), the founder of the religious sect called Methodist; Methodism. See Methodist, n., 2.

Whiteboyism (n.) The conduct or principle of the Whiteboys.

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