Taoism

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noun Tao·ism \-ˌi-zəm\
variants: or less commonly

Daoism

\ˈdau̇-\

Definition of Taoism

  1. 1 :  a Chinese mystical philosophy traditionally founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century b.c. that teaches conformity to the Tao by unassertive action and simplicity

  2. 2 :  a religion developed from Taoist philosophy and folk and Buddhist religion and concerned with obtaining long life and good fortune often by magical means

Taoist

play \-ist\ adjective or noun

Taoistic

play \dau̇-ˈis-tik, tau̇-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of taoism

Tao


First Known Use: 1838


TAOISM Defined for English Language Learners

Taoism

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noun Tao·ism \-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of Taoism for English Language Learners

  • : a Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu that stresses living simply and honestly and in harmony with nature


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