fideism

noun fi·de·ism \ ˈfē-(ˌ)dā-ˌi-zəm \

Definition of fideism

: reliance on faith rather than reason in pursuit of religious truth

fideist

play \ˈfē-ˌdā-ist\ noun

fideistic

play \ˌfē-(ˌ)dā-ˈi-stik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of fideism

probably from French fidéisme, from Latin fides


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