noun, often capitalized
her·​me·​tism | \ ˈhər-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce hermetism (audio) \

Definition of hermetism

1a : 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

Other Words from hermetism

hermetist \ ˈhər-​mə-​tist How to pronounce hermetist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hermetism

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Hermetism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermetism. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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