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

Examples of deconstructionism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cianciolo’s Run is not nearly as well documented as the work of designers like Ann Demeulemeester or Martin Margiela, who were also part of the deconstructionism movement of the time. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 31 Mar. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deconstructionism was in 1977

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“Deconstructionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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