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1. nativism

noun. ['ˈneɪtɪˌvɪzəm'] (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate.

Synonyms

  • philosophical doctrine

Antonyms

  • hereditarianism

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • native (English)
  • natif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Nativism

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  • anthropomorphism
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Example sentences of the word nativism


1. Noun, singular or mass
The biggest challenge to immigrants in 19th-century America came from the rise in a movement known as nativism.

2. nativism

noun. ['ˈneɪtɪˌvɪzəm'] the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation).

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • native (English)
  • natif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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