Rous·​seau·​ism ru̇-ˈsō-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce Rousseauism (audio)
: the philosophical, educational, and political doctrines of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
: the return to or glorification of a simpler and more primitive way of life
Rousseauist noun
Rousseauistic adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rousseauism was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Rousseauism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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