hermetism

noun, often capitalized her·me·tism \ ˈhər-mə-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of hermetism

1 a : a system of ideas based on hermetic teachings
b : adherence to or practice of hermetic doctrine
2 : the practice of being hermetically mysterious
  • it is not … willful hermetism, if the message of their art is veiled and indirect
  • —R. J. Goldwater

hermetist

play \ˈhər-mə-tist\ noun

First Known Use of hermetism

1897


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