totalism

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noun to·tal·ism \ˈtō-təl-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of totalism

totalistic

play \ˌtō-təl-ˈis-tik\ or less commonly

totalist

play \ˈtō-təl-ist\ adjective

Examples of totalism in a Sentence

  1. warned that forfeiture of civil liberties for the sake of security would only result in the terror of totalism

1941

First Known Use of totalism

1941



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