1. relativism

noun. ['ˈrɛlətɪˌvɪzəm'] (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved.


  • philosophical theory


  • hereditarianism


  • -ism (English)
  • relative (English)
  • relativus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Relativism

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

Sentences with relativism

1. Noun, singular or mass
Cultural relativism theorizes that the way people act, behave and perceive things is relative to their cultures.

Quotes about relativism

1. Religion and ethics were not always - or even frequently - mutually compatible. The demands of religious absolutism or fundamentalism or rampaging relativism often deflected the worst aspects of contemporary culture or prejudices rather than a system which both man and God could live under with a sense of real justice.
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion