7 letter words ending in ism

Agonism (n.) Contention for a prize; a contest.

Animism (n.) The doctrine, taught by Stahl, that the soul is the proper principle of life and development in the body.

Animism (n.) The belief that inanimate objects and the phenomena of nature are endowed with personal life or a living soul; also, in an extended sense, the belief in the existence of soul or spirit apart from matter.

Arabism (n.) An Arabic idiom peculiarly of language.

Asteism (n.) Genteel irony; a polite and ingenious manner of deriding another.

Atavism (n.) The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form.

Atavism (n.) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two.

Atheism (n.) The disbelief or denial of the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent Being.

Atheism (n.) Godlessness.

Atomism (n.) The doctrine of atoms. See Atomic philosophy, under Atomic.

Baalism (n.) Worship of Baal; idolatry.

Babyism (n.) The state of being a baby.

Babyism (n.) A babyish manner of acting or speaking.

Baptism (v. i.) The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Bardism (n.) The system of bards; the learning and maxims of bards.

Bossism (n.) The rule or practices of bosses, esp. political bosses.

Bromism (n.) A diseased condition produced by the excessive use of bromine or one of its compounds. It is characterized by mental dullness and muscular weakness.

Brutism (n.) The nature or characteristic qualities or actions of a brute; extreme stupidity, or beastly vulgarity.

Burkism (n.) The practice of killing persons for the purpose of selling their bodies for dissection.

Charism (n.) A miraculously given power, as of healing, speaking foreign languages without instruction, etc., attributed to some of the early Christians.

Chemism (n.) The force exerted between the atoms of elementary substance whereby they unite to form chemical compounds; chemical attaction; affinity; -- sometimes used as a general expression for chemical activity or relationship.

Comtism (n.) Positivism; the positive philosophy. See Positivism.

Cretism (n.) A Cretan practice; lying; a falsehood.

Dashism (n.) The character of making ostentatious or blustering parade or show.

Diorism (n.) Definition; logical direction.

Donnism (n) Self-importance; loftiness of carriage.

Dualism (n.) State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction

Dualism (n.) A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit.

Dualism (n.) A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil.

Dualism (n.) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the reprobate.

Dualism (n.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts independently of the other.

Egomism (n.) Egoism.

Egotism (n.) The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism.

Etacism (n.) The pronunciation of the Greek / (eta) like the Italian e long, that is like a in the English word ate. See Itacism.

Falsism (n.) That which is evidently false; an assertion or statement the falsity of which is plainly apparent; -- opposed to truism.

Fogyism (n.) The principles and conduct of a fogy.

Grecism (n.) An idiom of the Greek language; a Hellenism.

Heroism (n.) The qualities characteristic of a hero, as courage, bravery, fortitude, unselfishness, etc.; the display of such qualities.

Hobbism (n.) The philosophical system of Thomas Hobbes, an English materialist (1588-1679); esp., his political theory that the most perfect form of civil government is an absolute monarchy with despotic control over everything relating to law, morals, and religion.

Hyloism (n.) Same as Hylotheism.

Iconism (n.) The formation of a figure, representation, or semblance; a de

Idolism (n.) The worship of idols.

Iricism (n.) Irishism.

Itacism (n.) Pronunciation of / (eta) as the modern Greeks pronounce it, that is, like e in the English word be. This was the pronunciation advocated by Reu/hlin and his followers, in opposition to the etacism of Erasmus. See Etacism.

Izedism (n.) The religion of the Izedis.

Judaism (n.) The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses.

Judaism (n.) Conformity to the Jewish rites and ceremonies.

Kantism (n.) The doctrine or theory of Kant; the Kantian philosophy.

Karaism (n.) Doctrines of the Karaites.

Lamaism (n.) A modified form of Buddhism which prevails in Thibet, Mongolia, and some adjacent parts of Asia; -- so called from the name of its priests. See 2d Lama.

Lingism (n.) A mode of treating certain diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; -- proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede. See Kinesiatrics.

Lionism (n.) An attracting of attention, as a lion; also, the treating or regarding as a lion.

Mosaism (n.) Attachment to the system or doctrines of Moses; that which is peculiar to the Mosaic system or doctrines.

Neonism (n.) Neologism.

Neurism (n.) Nerve force. See Vital force, under Vital.

Ogreism (n.) Alt. of Ogrism

Onanism (n.) Self-pollution; masturbation.

Peanism (n.) The song or shout of praise, of battle, or of triumph.

Peonism (n.) Same as Peonage.

Persism (n.) A Persian idiom.

Pietism (n.) The principle or practice of the Pietists.

Pietism (n.) Strict devotion; also, affectation of devotion.

Quinism (n.) See Cinchonism.

Rantism (n.) Ranterism.

Realism (n.) As opposed to nominalism, the doctrine that genera and species are real things or entities, existing independently of our conceptions. According to realism the Universal exists ante rem (Plato), or in re (Aristotle).

Realism (n.) As opposed to idealism, the doctrine that in sense perception there is an immediate cognition of the external object, and our knowledge of it is not mediate and representative.

Realism (n.) Fidelity to nature or to real life; representation without idealization, and making no appeal to the imagination; adherence to the actual fact.

Sabaism (n.) See Sabianism.

Sabeism (n.) Same as Sabianism.

Saivism (n.) The worship of Siva.

Sectism (n.) Devotion to a sect.

Selfism (n.) Concentration of one's interests on one's self; self-love; selfishness.

Sensism (n.) Same as Sensualism, 2 & 3.

Serfism (n.) Serfage.

Slavism (n.) The common feeling and interest of the Slavonic race.

Sophism (n.) The doctrine or mode of reasoning practiced by a sophist; hence, any fallacy designed to deceive.

Statism (n.) The art of governing a state; statecraft; policy.

Suicism (n.) Selfishness; egoism.

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