13 letter words ending in ism

Accidentalism (n.) Accidental character or effect.

Agriculturism (n.) Agriculture.

Anagrammatism (n.) The act or practice of making anagrams.

Antinomianism (n.) The tenets or practice of Antinomians.

Apogeotropism (n.) The apogeotropic tendency of some leaves, and other parts.

Aristocratism (n.) The principles of aristocrats.

Aristocratism (n.) Aristocrats, collectively.

Autochthonism (n.) The state of being autochthonal.

Bibliophilism (n.) Love of books.

Blackguardism (n.) The conduct or language of a blackguard; ruffianism.

Catastrophism (n.) The doctrine that the geological changes in the earth's crust have been caused by the sudden action of violent physical causes; -- opposed to the doctrine of uniformism.

Ceremonialism (n.) Adherence to external rites; fondness for ceremony.

Ciceronianism (n.) Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action Cicero; a Ciceronian phrase or expression.

Colloquialism (n.) A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.

Commercialism (n.) The commercial spirit or method.

Compatriotism (n.) The condition of being compatriots.

Conceptualism (n.) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.

Contrabandism (n.) Traffic in contraband goods; smuggling.

Cosmopolitism (n.) The condition or character of a cosmopolite; disregard of national or local peculiarities and prejudices.

Diageotropism (n.) The tendency of organs (as roots) of plants to assume a position oblique or transverse to a direction towards the center of the earth.

Diathermanism (n.) The doctrine or the phenomena of the transmission of radiant heat.

Dilettanteism (n.) The state or quality of being a dilettante; the desultory pursuit of art, science, or literature.

Do-nothingism (n.) Alt. of Do-nothingness

Encyclopedism (n.) The art of writing or compiling encyclopedias; also, possession of the whole range of knowledge; encyclopedic learning.

Equestrianism (n.) The art of riding on horseback; performance on horseback; horsemanship; as, feats equestrianism.

Filibusterism (n.) The characteristics or practices of a filibuster.

Grammarianism (n.) The principles, practices, or peculiarities of grammarians.

Hermaphrodism (n.) See Hermaphroditism.

Heterocarpism (n.) The power of producing two kinds of reproductive bodies, as in Amphicarpaea, in which besides the usual pods, there are others underground.

Heterostylism (n.) The condition of being heterostyled.

Histrionicism (n.) The histronic art; stageplaying.

Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that immaterial substances or spiritual being exist, or are possible.

Immaterialism (n.) The doctrine that external bodies may be reduced to mind and ideas in a mind; any doctrine opposed to materialism or phenomenalism, esp. a system that maintains the immateriality of the soul; idealism; esp., Bishop Berkeley's theory of idealism.

Impressionism (n.) The theory or method of suggesting an effect or impression without elaboration of the details; -- a disignation of a recent fashion in painting and etching.

Individualism (n.) The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.

Individualism (n.) An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.

Industrialism (n.) Devotion to industrial pursuits; labor; industry.

Industrialism (n.) The principles or policy applicable to industrial pursuits or organized labor.

Isodimorphism (n.) Isomorphism between the two forms severally of two dimorphous substances.

Johnsonianism (n.) A manner of acting or of writing peculiar to, or characteristic of, Dr. Johnson.

Lamarckianism (n.) Lamarckism.

Lexiphanicism (n.) The use of pretentious words, language, or style.

Low-churchism (n.) The principles of the low-church party.

Macedonianism (n.) The doctrines of Macedonius.

Malebranchism (n.) The philosophical system of Malebranche, an eminent French metaphysician. The fundamental doctrine of his system is that the mind can not have knowledge of anything external to itself except in its relation to God.

Malthusianism (n.) The system of Malthusian doctrines relating to population.

Metempiricism (n.) The science that is concerned with metempirics.

Microorganism (n.) Any microscopic form of life; -- particularly applied to bacteria and similar organisms, esp. such are supposed to cause infectious diseases.

Millennialism (n.) Alt. of Millenniarism

Millenniarism (n.) Belief in, or expectation of, the millennium; millenarianism.

Mohammedanism (n.) Alt. of Mohammedism

Monometallism (n.) The legalized use of one metal only, as gold, or silver, in the standard currency of a country, or as a standard of money values. See Bimetallism.

Monosyllabism (n.) The state of consisting of monosyllables, or having a monosyllabic form; frequent occurrence of monosyllables.

Monothelitism (n.) The doctrine of the Monothelites.

Mountebankism (n.) The practices of a mountebank; mountebankery.

Muhammadanism (n.) Mohammedanism.

Munchausenism (n.) An extravagant fiction embodying an account of some marvelous exploit or adventure.

Occasionalism (n.) The system of occasional causes; -- a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the soul and the body.

Orthognathism (n.) The quality or state of being orthognathous.

Pantagruelism (n.) The theory or practice of the medical profession; -- used in burlesque or ridicule.

Pantagruelism (n.) An assumption of buffoonery to cover some serious purpose.

Paramagnetism (n.) Magnetism, as opposed to diamagnetism.

Particularism (n.) A minute description; a detailed statement.

Particularism (n.) The doctrine of particular election.

Particularism (n.) Devotion to the interests of one's own kingdom or province rather than to those of the empire.

Pedestrianism (n.) The act, art, or practice of a pedestrian; walking or running; traveling or racing on foot.

Perfectionism (n.) The doctrine of the Perfectionists.

Phalansterism (n.) Alt. of Phalansterianism

Phenomenalism (n.) That theory which limits positive or scientific knowledge to phenomena only, whether material or spiritual.

Philhellenism (n.) Love of Greece.

Plesimorphism (n.) The property possessed by some substances of crystallizing in closely similar forms while unlike in chemical composition.

Pococurantism (n.) Carelessness; apathy; indifference.

Polydactylism (n.) The possession of more that the normal number of digits.

Polysyllabism (n.) The quality or state of being polysyllabic.

Preraphaelism (n.) Alt. of Preraphaelitism

Primordialism (n.) Devotion to, or persistence in, conditions of the primordial state.

Protectionism (n.) The doctrine or policy of protectionists. See Protection, 4.

Protestantism (n.) The quality or state of being protestant, especially against the Roman Catholic Church; the principles or religion of the Protestants.

Protoorganism (n.) An organism whose nature is so difficult to determine that it might be referred to either the animal or the vegetable kingdom.

Proverbialism (n.) A proverbial phrase.

Provincialism (n.) A word, or a manner of speaking, peculiar to a province or a district remote from the mother country or from the metropolis; a provincial characteristic; hence, narrowness; illiberality.

Republicanism (n.) A republican form or system of government; the principles or theory of republican government.

Republicanism (n.) Attachment to, or political sympathy for, a republican form of government.

Republicanism (n.) The principles and policy of the Republican party, so called

Revolutionism (n.) The state of being in revolution; revolutionary doctrines or principles.

Sacerdotalism (m.) The system, style, spirit, or character, of a priesthood, or sacerdotal order; devotion to the interests of the sacerdotal order.

Scholasticism (n.) The method or subtilties of the schools of philosophy; scholastic formality; scholastic doctrines or philosophy.

Scripturalism (n.) The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.

Semi-Arianism (n.) The doctrines or tenets of the Semi-Arians.

Semibarbarism (n.) The quality or state of being half barbarous or uncivilized.

Solifidianism (n.) The state of Solifidians.

Somatotropism (n.) A directive influence exercised by a mass of matter upon growing organs.

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

Theanthropism (n.) A state of being God and man.

Theanthropism (n.) The ascription of human atributes to the Deity, or to a polytheistic deity; anthropomorphism.

Thermotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning towards a source of warmth, seen in the growing parts of some plants.

Thomsonianism (n.) An empirical system which assumes that the human body is composed of four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, and that vegetable medicines alone should be used; -- from the founder, Dr. Samuel Thomson, of Massachusetts.

Tractarianism (n.) The principles of the Tractarians, or of those persons accepting the teachings of the "Tracts for the Times."

Traditionlism (n.) A system of faith founded on tradition; esp., the doctrine that all religious faith is to be based solely upon what is delivered from competent authority, exclusive of rational processes.

Trichromatism (n.) The quality, state, or phenomenon of being trichromatic.

Triliteralism (n.) Same as Triliterality.

Vegetarianism (n.) The theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits.

Ventriloquism (n.) The act, art, or practice of speaking in such a manner that the voice appears to come, not from the person speaking, but from some other source, as from the opposite side of the room, from the cellar, etc.

Vernacularism (n.) A vernacular idiom.

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