group·​ism | \ ˈgrüˌpizəm \
plural -s

Definition of groupism

: the tendency to think and act as members of a group : the tendency to conform to the cultural pattern of a group at the expense of individualism and cultural diversity groupism … rests not on obvious group emergencies but on the vague disquietude of lonely individuals— David Riesman

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Groupism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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