-icism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-ic+-ism, either based directly on the adjective in -ic (as in asceticism, mysticism), or on the verb in -ise (as in anglicism). Some productivity within English, as in witticism (1670s, in analogy with criticism).

Suffix[edit]

-icism

  1. forms abstract nouns from Greek or Latin bases

Derived terms[edit]