fideism

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noun fi·de·ism \ˈfē-(ˌ)dā-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of fideism

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1885


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