sci·en·tism | \ˈsī-ən-ˌti-zəm \

Definition of scientism 

1 : methods and attitudes typical of or attributed to the natural scientist

2 : an exaggerated trust in the efficacy of the methods of natural science applied to all areas of investigation (as in philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities)

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scientistic \ˌsī-ən-ˈti-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of scientism

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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to reject or criticize sharply

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