6 letter words ending in ism

Babism (n.) The doctrine of a modern religious sect, which originated in Persia in 1843, being a mixture of Mohammedan, Christian, Jewish and Parsee elements.

Boyism (n.) Boyhood.

Boyism (n.) The nature of a boy; childishness.

Chrism (n.) Olive oil mixed with balm and spices, consecrated by the bishop on Maundy Thursday, and used in the administration of baptism, confirmation, ordination, etc.

Chrism (n.) The same as Chrisom.

Civism (n.) State of citizenship.

Dorism (n.) A Doric phrase or idiom.

Egoism (n.) The doctrine of certain extreme adherents or disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the relations which it implies or provides for.

Egoism (n.) Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness; -- opposed to altruism.

Hylism (n.) A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.

Iodism (n.) A morbid state produced by the use of iodine and its compounds, and characterized by palpitation, depression, and general emaciation, with a pustular eruption upon the skin.

Lyrism (n.) The act of playing on a lyre or harp.

Monism (n.) That doctrine which refers all phenomena to a single ultimate constituent or agent; -- the opposite of dualism.

Monism (n.) See Monogenesis, 1.

Mutism (n.) The condition, state, or habit of being mute, or without speech.

Ogrism (n.) The character or manners of an ogre.

Owlism (n.) Affected wisdom; pompous dullness.

Papism (n.) Popery; -- an offensive term.

Porism (n.) A proposition affirming the possibility of finding such conditions as will render a certain determinate problem indeterminate or capable of innumerable solutions.

Porism (n.) A corollary.

Purism (n.) Rigid purity; the quality of being affectedly pure or nice, especially in the choice of language; over-solicitude as to purity.

Schism (n.) Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.

Sofism (n.) Same as Sufism.

Spyism (n.) Act or business of spying.

Sufism (n.) A refined mysticism among certain classes of Mohammedans, particularly in Persia, who hold to a kind of pantheism and practice extreme asceticism in their lives.

Taoism (n.) One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the state.

Theism (n.) The belief or acknowledgment of the existence of a God, as opposed to atheism, pantheism, or polytheism.

Truism (n.) An undoubted or self-evident truth; a statement which is pliantly true; a proposition needing no proof or argument; -- opposed to falsism.

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