Words containing lism

Meaning of Pugilism

Pugilism means: The practice of boxing, or fighting with the fist.

Meaning of Radicalism

Radicalism means: The quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform.

Meaning of Raphaelism

Raphaelism means: The principles of painting introduced by Raphael, the Italian painter.

Meaning of Rationalism

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

Meaning of Rationalism

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

Meaning of Realism

Realism means: 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).

Meaning of Realism

Realism means: 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.

Meaning of Realism

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

Meaning of Regalism

Regalism means: The doctrine of royal prerogative or supremacy.

Meaning of Revivalism

Revivalism means: The spirit of religious revivals; the methods of revivalists.

Meaning of Zoilean

Zoilean means: Having the characteristic of Zoilus, a bitter, envious, unjust critic, who lived about 270 years before Christ.

Meaning of Zoide

Zoide means: See Meride.

Meaning of Zoic

Zoic means: Of or pertaining to animals, or animal life.

Meaning of Zohar

Zohar means: A Jewish cabalistic book attributed by tradition to Rabbi Simon ben Yochi, who lived about the end of the 1st century, a. d. Modern critics believe it to be a compilation of the 13th century.

Meaning of Zoetrope

Zoetrope means: An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.

Meaning of Zoea

Zoea means: A peculiar larval stage of certain decapod Crustacea, especially of crabs and certain Anomura.

Meaning of Zodiacal

Zodiacal means: Of or pertaining to the zodiac; situated within the zodiac; as, the zodiacal planets.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A girdle; a belt.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: A figure representing the signs, symbols, and constellations of the zodiac.

Meaning of Zodiac

Zodiac means: An imaginary belt in the heavens, 16 or 18 broad, in the middle of which is the ecliptic, or sun's path. It comprises the twelve constellations, which one constituted, and from which were named, the twelve signs of the zodiac.

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