deconstructionism

noun
de·​con·​struc·​tion·​ism | \ ˌdē-kən-ˈstrək-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce deconstructionism (audio) \

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Other Words from deconstructionism

deconstructionist \ ˌdē-​kən-​ˈstrək-​shə-​nist How to pronounce deconstructionism (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of deconstructionism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With Foucault, deconstructionism evolved into postmodernism, a more general critique of the cognitive modes that had been strongly associated with classical liberalism for centuries. Francis Fukuyama, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 The effort by the extreme left to not only silence the scientific community but to reject the validity of the scientific method is of course the logical and inevitable result of the postmodernist embrace of moral relativism and deconstructionism. WSJ, 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of deconstructionism

1977, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

7 May 2022

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“Deconstructionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deconstructionism. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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