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creationism (Also creationisms) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to creationism

science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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liberationist

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empiricist_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricism.

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nestorianism

  • noun the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

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rastafarianism

  • noun a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land

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crocoduck

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philosophical_doctrine

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical theory.

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platonism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
    realism.

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vitalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and chemistry

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traducianism

(Theol.) The doctrine that human souls are produced by the act of generation; -- opposed to creationism, and infusionism.

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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foreordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; preordination; predestination.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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theanthropism

  • noun (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
  • noun the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits
    anthropomorphism.

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neoplatonism

  • noun a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable
    • Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century
    • Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy

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idealism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
  • noun impracticality by virtue of thinking of things in their ideal form rather than as they really are

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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feminist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; women's liberationist.
  • adjective of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
    • feminist critique

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reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    meliorist; reformist; social reformer; crusader.
  • noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel
    • a catalytic reformer

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establishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentarianism.

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boehmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Behmenism.

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empiricism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricist philosophy.
  • noun the application of empirical methods in any art or science

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unilateralism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should conduct their foreign affairs individualistically without the advice or involvement of other nations

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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environmentalism

  • noun the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
  • noun the activity of protecting the environment from pollution or destruction

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depravity

  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; corruption; degeneracy.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction
  • noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
    turpitude.
    • the various turpitudes of modern society

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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ethicist

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethician.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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behmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Boehmenism.

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antiestablishmentism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentarianism.

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animism

  • noun the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls
    • animism is common among primitive peoples

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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episcopalianism

  • noun the theological doctrine of church government by bishops

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nicene_creed

  • noun (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded

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judaism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Hebraism; Jewish religion.
  • noun the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

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kabbalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Cabalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    cabalism.

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ethicism

  • noun a doctrine that ethics and ethical ideas are valid and important
    • his ethicism often led him to moralize

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meliorist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; reformist; social reformer; crusader.

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phenomenology

  • noun a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

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relativism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved

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creatianism

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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ecumenicalism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenism; ecumenicism.

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humanitarianism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanism.

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nationalist

  • noun one who loves and defends his or her country
    patriot.
  • noun an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government

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tenet

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    dogma.

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abrahamic

Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant.

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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spiritualism

  • noun (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
  • noun the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)

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evolution

  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    development.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer
  • noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    phylogenesis; phylogeny; organic evolution.

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total_depravity

  • noun the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin

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philosophical_system

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophy; school of thought; ism; doctrine.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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jansenism

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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daoism

  • noun philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    Taoism.

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humanism

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
    humanitarianism.
  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    secular humanism.

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democrat

  • noun an advocate of democratic principles
    populist.
  • noun a member of the Democratic Party

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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ecumenicism

  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenism.

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peripateticism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    Aristotelianism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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subjectivism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience
  • noun the quality of being subjective

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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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gospel

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel truth.
    • his word was gospel
  • noun the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Gospels; evangel.

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ethician

  • noun a philosopher who specializes in ethics
    ethicist.

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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laissez

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physicalism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
    materialism.

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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creationist

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pacificism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    passivism; pacifism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacifism.

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creed

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    credo.
  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; church doctrine.

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creation

  • noun the human act of creating
    creative activity.
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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abolitionism

  • noun the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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antiestablishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment
    antiestablishmentism.

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nuclear_deterrence

  • noun the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
    • when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction

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designer

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
    interior decorator; house decorator; interior designer; room decorator; decorator.
  • noun someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
    architect.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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abolitionist

  • noun a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
    emancipationist.

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gymnosophist

  • noun member of a Hindu sect practicing gymnosophy (especially nudism)

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pacificist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    disarmer; pacifist.

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divine

  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.

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mentalism

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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byzantinism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Caesaropapism.

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internationalist

  • noun an advocate of internationalism
  • noun a member of a socialist or communist international

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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precept

  • noun rule of personal conduct
    principle.
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    teaching; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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ahimsa

  • noun a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

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fixism

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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caesaropapism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Byzantinism.

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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virgin_birth

  • noun human conception without fertilization by a man
    parthenogeny; parthenogenesis.
  • noun the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
    Nativity.

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ecumenism

  • noun a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
    oecumenism.
  • noun (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    ecumenicalism; ecumenicism.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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millenarianism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarism; millenniumism.

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amoralist

  • noun someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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internationalism

  • noun the doctrine that nations should cooperate because their common interests are more important than their differences
  • noun quality of being international in scope
    internationality.
    • he applauded the internationality of scientific terminology

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egalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    equalitarianism.

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nullification

  • noun the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    override.

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descriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics

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evolutionism

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    theory of organic evolution; theory of evolution.

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credo

  • noun any system of principles or beliefs
    creed.

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disarmer

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; pacifist.

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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hereditarianism

  • noun the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth

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zoroastrianism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Mazdaism.

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existentialism

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existential philosophy; existentialist philosophy.

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populism

  • noun the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite

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athanasianism

  • noun the theological doctrine taught by Athanasius that Christ the Son is of the same substance as God the Father

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ec

  • noun an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
    Europe; European Community; European Economic Community; Common Market; EU; European Union; EEC.
    • he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union

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logicism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be derived from formal logic

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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esthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    aesthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective concerning or characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
    esthetical; aesthetical; aesthetic.
    • the aesthetic faculties
    • an aesthetic person
    • aesthetic feeling
    • the illustrations made the book an aesthetic success

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secularist

  • noun an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education

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creationistically

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universe

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    creation; macrocosm; existence; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    population.
    • it is an estimate of the mean of the population

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christology

  • noun a religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings
  • noun the branch of theology concerned with the person and attributes and deeds of Christ

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pluralist

  • noun a cleric who holds more than one benefice at a time
  • noun a philosopher who believes that no single explanation can account for all the phenomena of nature

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mitsvah

  • noun (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
    mitzvah.
  • noun (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
    mitzvah.

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synergism

  • noun the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
    synergy.
  • noun the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace

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individualism

  • noun the quality of being individual
    individuation; individuality.
    • so absorbed by the movement that she lost all sense of individuality
  • noun a belief in the importance of the individual and the virtue of self-reliance and personal independence

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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animist

  • noun one who accepts the doctrine of animism
  • adjective of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism
    animistic.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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materialism

  • noun a desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters
    philistinism.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
    physicalism.

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naive_realism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
    realism.

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creationary

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traditionalism

  • noun strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
    traditionality.
  • noun adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)

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chiliasm

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    millenarianism; millenarism; millenniumism.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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asceticism

  • noun the doctrine that through renunciation of worldly pleasures it is possible to achieve a high spiritual or intellectual state
  • noun the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
    nonindulgence; austerity.

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testament

  • noun a profession of belief
    • he stated his political testament
  • noun a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
    will.

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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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zurvanism

  • noun a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
  • noun a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring

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epicureanism

  • noun a doctrine of hedonism that was defended by several ancient Greek philosophers

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states'_rights

  • noun a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
  • noun the rights conceded to the states by the United States constitution

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school_of_thought

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; ism; doctrine.

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existentialist_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existential philosophy.

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presence

  • noun the state of being present; current existence
    • he tested for the presence of radon
  • noun the immediate proximity of someone or something
    front.
    • she blushed in his presence
    • he sensed the presence of danger
    • he was well behaved in front of company

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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pelagianism

  • noun the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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confession

  • noun an admission of misdeeds or faults
  • noun a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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religious_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; church doctrine; creed.

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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semiology

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiotics.

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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genesis

  • noun a coming into being
    generation.
  • noun the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
    Book of Genesis.

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immaculate_conception

  • noun Roman Catholic holy day first celebrated in 1854
    December 8.
  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.

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manichaean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichee; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    dualistic.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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philosophical_theory

  • noun a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
    philosophical doctrine.

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irridentist

  • noun an advocate of irredentism
    irredentist.

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secessionism

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

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create

  • verb make or cause to be or to become
    make.
    • make a mess in one's office
    • create a furor
  • verb bring into existence
    • The company was created 25 years ago
    • He created a new movement in painting

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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irridentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irredentism.

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libber

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; women's liberationist; feminist.

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quakerism

  • noun the theological doctrine of the Society of Friends characterized by opposition to war and rejection of ritual and a formal creed and an ordained ministry

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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god

  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.
  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.

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mahayanism

  • noun the religious doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism

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monophysitism

  • noun a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature

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reincarnationism

  • noun a doctrine that on the death of the body the soul migrates to or is born again in another body

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transubstantiation

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
  • noun an act that changes the form or character or substance of something
    transmutation.

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millenniumism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenarism.

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predestination

  • noun previous determination as if by destiny or fate
  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; preordination.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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creationistic

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existential_philosophy

  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existentialism; existentialist philosophy.

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real_presence

  • noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist

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deconstructionism

  • noun a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning
    deconstruction.

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establishmentarianism

  • noun the doctrine of supporting the social or political establishment
    establishmentism.

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passivism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; pacifism.

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ce

  • noun a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare-earth group
    atomic number 58; cerium.
  • adverb of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians
    C.E.; Common Era.
    • in 200 CE

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irredentism

  • noun the doctrine that irredenta should be controlled by the country to which they are ethnically or historically related
    irridentism.

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social_reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; crusader.

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dogma

  • noun a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
    tenet.
  • noun a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
    • he believed all the Marxist dogma

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secular_humanism

  • noun the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
    humanism.

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millenarism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenniumism.

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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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freethinking

  • noun the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
    rationalism.

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probabilism

  • noun a Roman Catholic system of casuistry that when expert opinions differ an actor can follow any solidly probable opinion that he wishes even though some different opinion might be more probable
  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action

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hinayanism

  • noun the religious doctrine of Hinayana Buddhism

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prescriptivism

  • noun (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
  • noun (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

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millenary

  • noun the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    millennium.
  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millennium.

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
    mitsvah.
  • noun (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
    mitsvah.

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creator

  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Maker; Godhead.
  • noun a person who grows or makes or invents things

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one-way_street

  • noun unilateral interaction
    • cooperation cannot be a one-way street
  • noun a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction

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amoralism

  • noun the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid

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original_sin

  • noun a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam
    • Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden

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solipsism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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nativity

  • noun the event of being born
    nascency; nascence; birth.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child
  • noun the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
    Virgin Birth.

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contextualism

  • noun any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

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dynamism

  • noun any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; heartiness.

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feminism

  • noun a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women
  • noun the movement aimed at equal rights for women
    women's liberation movement; feminist movement; women's lib.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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determinism

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

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girondism

  • noun the doctrine of the Girondists

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multiculturalism

  • noun the doctrine that several different cultures (rather than one national culture) can coexist peacefully and equitably in a single country

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divine_right

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right of kings.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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rosicrucianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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crusader

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; social reformer.
  • noun a warrior who engages in a holy war
    • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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reincarnation

  • noun embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
    • his reincarnation as a lion
  • noun a second or new birth
    rebirth; renascence.

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animalism

  • noun the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature
  • noun preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites
    physicality.

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conceptualism

  • noun the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application

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ye

An eye. Obs.
From his yën ran the water down. Chaucer.

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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pluralism

  • noun a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated
  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements

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presentism

  • noun the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled

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laissez_faire

  • noun the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
    individualism.

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mimesis

  • noun the imitative representation of nature and human behavior in art and literature
  • noun any disease that shows symptoms characteristic of another disease

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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divine_right_of_kings

  • noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes
    divine right.
    • the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

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universalism

  • noun the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved

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hinduism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hindooism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hindooism.

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gymnosophy

  • noun the doctrine of a sect of Hindu philosophers who practiced nudity and asceticism and meditation

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formalism

  • noun the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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monothelitism

  • noun the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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semiotics

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiology.

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democracy

  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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theological_doctrine

  • noun the doctrine of a religious group

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incarnation

  • noun a new personification of a familiar idea
    embodiment; avatar.
    • the embodiment of hope
    • the incarnation of evil
    • the very avatar of cunning
  • noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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erastianism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Caesaropapism; Byzantinism.

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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expansionism

  • noun the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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nihilist

  • noun someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; anarchist.

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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creationism

  • noun the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
    • creationism denies the theory of evolution of species

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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creation_science

  • noun an effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis

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scholasticism

  • noun the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers
  • noun orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
    academicism; academism.

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golden_rule

  • noun any important rule
    • the golden rule of teaching is to be clear
  • noun a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount
    • Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them" (Matthew 7:12)

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nativism

  • noun the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation)
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate

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athanasian_creed

  • noun a Christian profession of faith

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secularism

  • noun a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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stoicism

  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stolidity.
  • noun (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno

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consubstantiation

  • noun the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine

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women's_liberationist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; feminist.

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thomism

  • noun the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans

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utilitarianism

  • noun doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

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antinomianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)

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nominalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name

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literalism

  • noun the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
  • noun a disposition to interpret statements in their literal sense

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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sensualism

  • noun desire for sensual pleasures
    sensuality; sensualness.
  • noun (philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
    sensationalism.

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operationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the meaning of a proposition consists of the operations involved in proving or applying it

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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intuitionism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired primarily by intuition

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cabalism

  • noun the doctrines of the Kabbalah
    Kabbalism.
  • noun adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
    kabbalism.

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deterrence

  • noun a negative motivational influence
    disincentive.
  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    determent; intimidation.

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infusionism

The doctrine that the soul is preexistent to the body, and is infused into it at conception or birth; -- opposed to tradicianism and creationism.

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church_doctrine

  • noun the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
    gospel; religious doctrine; creed.

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women's_rightist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    libber; women's liberationist; feminist.

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immaculate_conception_of_the_virgin_mary

  • noun (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
    Immaculate Conception.

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teleology

  • noun (philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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designism

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majority_rule

  • noun the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
    democracy.

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functionalism

  • noun a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment
  • noun any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

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designist

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deconstruction

  • noun a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning
    deconstructionism.

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equalitarianism

  • noun the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality
    egalitarianism.

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confucianism

  • noun the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

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monism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

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original

  • noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    master; master copy.
  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    archetype; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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islam

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Muslimism.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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