Definitions for -ism
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forming nouns on action or process or result based on the accompanying verb in -ize
forming the name of a system, school of thought or theory based on the name of its subject or object or alternatively on the name of its founder ().
Origin: Ultimately from either , a suffix that forms abstract nouns of action, state, condition, doctrine; from stem of verbs in (whence English -ize), or from the related suffix , which more specifically expressed a finished act or thing done.
a suffix indicating an act, a process, the result of an act or a process, a state; also, a characteristic (as a theory, doctrine, idiom, etc.); as, baptism, galvanism, organism, hypnotism, socialism, sensualism, Anglicism
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The only "ism" Hollywood believes in is plagiarism.
It's just a little bit of a dead cat bounce from yesterday, and to a certain degree the ISM data wasn't terrible, you're not seeing negative impact from abroad because today is May Day.
Markets opened modestly lower after yesterday's big rally and then the ISM number came out just barely above 50, stocks are recovering a little bit, but it goes on the side of the ledger that indicates that the U.S. and the global economies are certainly not growing at a robust rate.
Genius sits in a glass house -- but in an unbreakable one --conceiving ideas. After giving birth, it falls into madness. Stretches out its hand through the window toward the first person happening by. The demon's claw rips, the iron fist grips. Before, you were a model, mocks the ironic voice between serrated teeth, for me, you are raw material to work on. I throw you against the glass wall, so that you remain stuck there, projected and stuck. (Then come the lovers of art and contemplate the bleeding work from outside. Then come the photographers. New art, it says in the newspaper the following day. The learned journals give it a name that ends in ism.)
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