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1. animism

noun. ['ˈænəˌmɪzəm'] the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls.

Synonyms

  • ism
  • school of thought
  • doctrine
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • anima (English)
  • anima (Latin)

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Rhymes with Animism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism
  • aphorism

Sentences with animism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Their beliefs were based in animism, where the natural world interacts with a supernatural world.

Quotes about animism


1. It is a well known fact that even among highly cultured peoples the belief in animism prevails generally. Even the scholar may kick the chair against which he accidentally stumbles, and derive great satisfaction from thus 'getting even' with the perverse chair.
- Holly Estil Cunningham, An Introduction to Philosophy

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