traditionalism

noun
tra·​di·​tion·​al·​ism | \ trə-ˈdish-nə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce traditionalism (audio) , -ˈdi-shə-nᵊl-ˌi- \

Definition of traditionalism

1 : adherence to the doctrines or practices of a tradition
2 : the beliefs of those opposed to modernism, liberalism, or radicalism

Other Words from traditionalism

traditionalist \ trə-​ˈdish-​nə-​list How to pronounce traditionalism (audio) , -​ˈdi-​shə-​nᵊl-​ist \ noun or adjective
traditionalistic \ trə-​ˌdish-​nə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce traditionalism (audio) , -​ˌdi-​shə-​nᵊl-​ˈi-​stik \ adjective

Examples of traditionalism in a Sentence

a staunch supporter of grammatical traditionalism, my English teacher didn't care what the experts in linguistics said
Recent Examples on the Web Lumpkin said her husband never intended to champion traditionalism as his critics claimed. Sam Metz, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 Lumpkin said her husband never intended to champion traditionalism as his critics claimed. Sam Metz, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 Evans regarded the main strains of traditionalism and libertarianism not as conflictual but as reciprocal, each requiring the other for liberty and limited government to survive. Lee Edwards, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022 Beloved for his dedication to country music traditionalism with a garage-rock twist, Dallas Good, the co-founding vocalist and guitarist for the Sadies, died Thursday. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 18 Feb. 2022 Lumpkin said her husband never intended to champion traditionalism as his critics claimed. Sam Metz, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 Far from being a beacon of responsible statecraft, and cooperation, Putin’s Russia is a hostile competitor seeking to undermine our national interests while hiding its own decline behind a charade of traditionalism. Joseph S. Laughon, National Review, 2 Mar. 2022 Lumpkin said her husband never intended to champion traditionalism as his critics claimed. Sam Metz, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 Lumpkin said her husband never intended to champion traditionalism as his critics claimed. Sam Metz, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of traditionalism

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 May 2022

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“Traditionalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traditionalism. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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