noun Sa·mar·i·tan·ism \-ənˌizəm, -əˌni-\

Definition of Samaritanism



  1. 1a :  the religious doctrine of the Samaritans b :  an expression characteristic of the Samaritan dialect

  2. 2 or samaritanism :  a compassionate character or deed

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Origin and Etymology of samaritanism

1Samaritan + -ism

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to criticize severely

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