roy·​al·​ism ˈrȯi-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce royalism (audio)

Examples of royalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nostalgic royalism of a beauty pageant, with the jeweled crown that rewards the winner, provides a perfect vehicle for this 21st-century form of monarchy. Rhonda Garelick, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2023 The movie tries to compensate for its unapologetic royalism with hand-wringing about the Zamundan patriarchy but stops short of making its female characters too interesting or distinctive. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of royalism was in 1649

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Cite this Entry

“Royalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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