12 letter words ending in ism

Abolitionism (n.) The principles or measures of abolitionists.

Aestheticism (n.) The doctrine of aesthetics; aesthetic principles; devotion to the beautiful in nature and art.

Allomorphism (n.) The property which constitutes an allomorph; the change involved in becoming an allomorph.

Anathematism (n.) Anathematization.

Animalculism (n.) The theory which seeks to explain certain physiological and pathological phenomena by means of animalcules.

Antichronism (n.) Deviation from the true order of time; anachronism.

Apostolicism (n.) Alt. of Apostolicity

Automorphism (n.) Automorphic characterization.

Bibliopolism (n.) The trade or business of selling books.

Bilingualism (n.) Quality of being bilingual.

Biliteralism (n.) The property or state of being biliteral.

Biomagnetism (n.) Animal magnetism.

Blockheadism (n.) That which characterizes a blockhead; stupidity.

Cartesianism (n.) The philosophy of Descartes.

Characterism (n.) A distinction of character; a characteristic.

Charlatanism (n.) Charlatanry.

Christianism (n.) The Christian religion.

Christianism (n.) The Christian world; Christendom.

Classicalism (n.) A classical idiom, style, or expression; a classicism.

Classicalism (n.) Adherence to what are supposed or assumed to be the classical canons of art.

Collectivism (n.) The doctrine that land and capital should be owned by society collectively or as a whole; communism.

Commensalism (n.) The act of eating together; table fellowship.

Confucianism (n.) The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.

Conservatism (n.) The disposition and tendency to preserve what is established; opposition to change; the habit of mind; or conduct, of a conservative.

Corporealism (n.) Materialism.

Darwinianism (n.) Darwinism.

Diamagnetism (n.) The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.

Diamagnetism (n.) That form or condition of magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetics.

Dichromatism (n.) The state of being dichromatic.

Dilettantism (n.) Same as Dilettanteism.

Dissenterism (n.) The spirit or principles of dissenters.

Doughfaceism (n.) The character of a doughface; truckling pliability.

Elementalism (a.) The theory that the heathen divinities originated in the personification of elemental powers.

Emotionalism (n.) The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.

Epicureanism (n.) Attachment to the doctrines of Epicurus; the principles or belief of Epicurus.

Episyllogism (n.) A syllogism which assumes as one of its premises a proposition which was the conclusion of a preceding syllogism, called, in relation to this, the prosyllogism.

Eutychianism (n.) The doctrine of Eutyches and his followers.

Evangelicism (n.) Evangelical principles; evangelism.

Evolutionism (n.) The theory of, or belief in, evolution. See Evolution, 6 and 7.

Exclusionism (n.) The character, manner, or principles of an exclusionist.

Fantasticism (n.) The quality of being fantastical; fancifulness; whimsicality.

Gamomorphism (n.) That stage of growth or development in an organism, in which the reproductive elements are generated and matured in preparation for propagating the species.

Gladiatorism (n.) The art or practice of a gladiator.

Grammaticism (n.) A point or principle of grammar.

Heliotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning toward the light, seen in many leaves and flowers.

Heterotopism (n.) Alt. of Heterotopy

Hibernianism (n.) An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish.

Hippocratism (n.) The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.

Hippophagism (n.) Hippophagy.

Homomorphism (n.) Same as Homomorphy.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; -- opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism.

Homomorphism (n.) The possession of but one kind of larvae or young, as in most insects.

Hottentotism (n.) A term employed to describe one of the varieties of stammering.

Hydrargyrism (n.) A diseased condition produced by poisoning with hydrargyrum, or mercury; mercurialism.

Hydrotropism (n.) A tendency towards moisture.

Illiberalism (n.) Illiberality.

Illuminatism (n.) Illuminism.

Incendiarism (n.) The act or practice of maliciously setting fires; arson.

Intuitionism (n.) Same as Intuitionalism.

Isocephalism (n.) A peculiarity in the design of bas-relief by which the heads of human figures are kept at the same height from the ground, whether the personages are seated, standing, or mounted on horseback; -- called also isokephaleia.

Machiavelism (n.) Alt. of Machiavelianism

Mahometanism (n.) See Mohammedanism.

Mahumetanism (n.) See Mohammedan, Mohammedanism.

Mediaevalism (n.) The method or spirit of the Middle Ages; devotion to the institutions and practices of the Middle Ages; a survival from the Middle Ages.

Metachronism (n.) An error committed in chronology by placing an event after its real time.

Metamorphism (n.) The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by which the material of rock masses has been more or less recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc., as in the change of sedimentary limestone to marble.

Metasomatism (n.) An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization.

Monodynamism (n.) The theory that the various forms of activity in nature are manifestations of the same force.

Monopsychism (n.) The doctrine that there is but one immortal soul or intellect with which all men are endowed.

Municipalism (n.) Municipal condition.

Mussulmanism (n.) Mohammedanism.

Neologianism (n.) Neologism.

Neonomianism (n.) The doctrines or belief of the neonomians.

Neoplatonism (n.) A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief (A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.

Nestorianism (n.) The doctrines of the nestorian Christians, or of Nestorius.

Noctambulism (n.) Somnambulism.

Obscurantism (n.) The system or the principles of the obscurants.

Paedobaptism (n.) Pedobaptism.

Panhellenism (n.) A scheme to unite all the Greeks in one political body.

Parachronism (n.) An error in chronology, by which the date of an event is set later than the time of its occurrence.

Paramorphism (n.) The change of one mineral species to another, so as to involve a change in physical characters without alteration of chemical composition.

Parochialism (n.) The quality or state of being parochial in form or nature; a system of management peculiar to parishes.

Patriarchism (n.) Government by a patriarch, or the head of a family.

Patricianism (n.) The rank or character of patricians.

Philistinism (n.) The condition, character, aims, and habits of the class called Philistines. See Philistine, 3.

Philosophism (n.) Spurious philosophy; the love or practice of sophistry.

Platycnemism (n.) Lateral flattening of the tibia.

Pleomorphism (n.) The property of crystallizing under two or more distinct fundamental forms, including dimorphism and trimorphism.

Pleomorphism (n.) The theory that the various genera of bacteria are phases or variations of growth of a number of Protean species, each of which may exhibit, according to undetermined conditions, all or some of the forms characteristic of the different genera and species.

Politicalism (n.) Zeal or party spirit in politics.

Polymorphism (n.) Same as Pleomorphism.

Polymorphism (n.) The capability of assuming different forms; the capability of widely varying in form.

Polymorphism (n.) Existence in many forms; the coexistence, in the same locality, of two or more distinct forms independent of sex, not connected by intermediate gradations, but produced from common parents.

Precisianism (n.) The quality or state of being a precisian; the practice of a precisian.

Propagandism (n.) The art or practice of propagating tenets or principles; zeal in propagating one's opinions.

Sabellianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

Scoundrelism (n.) The practices or conduct of a scoundrel; baseness; rascality.

Secessionism (n.) The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.

Sectarianism (n.) The quality or character of a sectarian; devotion to the interests of a party; excess of partisan or denominational zeal; adherence to a separate church organization.

Sectionalism (n.) A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.

Somnambulism (n.) A condition of the nervous system in which an individual during sleep performs actions approppriate to the waking state; a state of sleep in which some of the senses and voluntary powers are partially awake; noctambulism.

Somniloquism (n.) The act or habit of talking in one's sleep; somniloquy.

Spiritualism (n.) The quality or state of being spiritual.

Stercoranism (n.) The doctrine or belief of the Stercoranists.

Subjectivism (n.) Any philosophical doctrine which refers all knowledge to, and founds it upon, any subjective states; egoism.

Sycophantism (n.) Sycophancy.

Traducianism (n.) The doctrine that human souls are produced by the act of generation; -- opposed to creationism, and infusionism.

Transformism (n.) The hypothesis, or doctrine, that living beings have originated by the modification of some other previously existing forms of living matter; -- opposed to abiogenesis.

Unitarianism (n.) The doctrines of Unitarians.

Universalism (n.) The doctrine or belief that all men will be saved, or made happy, in the future state.

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