hermetism

noun

her·​me·​tism ˈhər-mə-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce hermetism (audio)
often capitalized
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 indirectR. J. Goldwater
hermetist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of hermetism was in 1897

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“Hermetism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermetism. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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