agrar·​i·​an·​ism ə-ˈgrer-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce agrarianism (audio)
: a social or political movement designed to bring about land reforms or to improve the economic status of the farmer

Examples of agrarianism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reading him has long offered me a therapeutic shortcut past a lot of wasteful, distracting consumerism, and to the wisdom of agrarianism, as well as the importance of fidelity to one’s household and community. Nick Offerman, Outside Online, 6 Mar. 2023 Dawes meant both to disaggregate Indian land and to desegregate it, bringing in farmers who would model civilized agrarianism for their Indian neighbors. Philip Deloria, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 Everyone from proponents of small-scale agrarianism to climate thought-leaders like Kerry loves this idea. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 19 May 2021 He was also inspired by the do-it-yourself ethos of the Whole Earth Catalog, the legendary 1960s book of tools for hippie agrarianism. Steven Levy, Wired, 5 Jan. 2021 But American conservatism shouldn’t be reduced to nostalgic agrarianism. Jonah Goldberg Tribune News Service (tns), Star Tribune, 27 Oct. 2020

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Word History


agrarian entry 1 + -ism

First Known Use

1796, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrarianism was in 1796

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“Agrarianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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