n. The condition which stems from the attribution of an "-ism" to every concept.
Ismism is commonly seen in academia
, where terms such as realism
, etc. are incessantly created and applied to every new situation.
Ismists are too focused on labeling everything to appreciate anything.
Etymology: English suffix -ism, referring to the doctrine or common set of characteristics associated with the root, applied to itself.
Our professor wouldn't stop talking about the vague distinction between realism and naturalism. She must be an ismist.
Academia today is rampant with ismism, with too many isms to count.
(humorous use) the study of all isms (doctrines).
Are you studying ismism?
To discriminate an ism or a person who uses ism's such as racism, sexism etc
Steve: Dude, you are using to many ism's
Carl: so what? don't use ismism
Belief that the doctrines put forth by ALL ism's (e.g. racism, atheism, hedonism) are all the same and true, and, while being individually different from each other, are all false.
Your totally indifferent attitude towards my wounds is a flagrant act of ismism!
the worshiping of the indian sailor moon (ISM) on the world philosophy day poster
Titi: What's your religion?
Kiki: I'm ISMism. You should be too :)