Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

illuminism

play
noun il·lu·mi·nism \-mə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of illuminism

  1. 1 :  belief in or claim to a personal enlightenment not accessible to humankind in general

  2. 2 capitalized :  beliefs or claims viewed as forming doctrine or principles of Illuminati

illuminist play \-nist\ noun


1798

First Known Use of illuminism

1798


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up illuminism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to work hard

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ