anythingism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anything +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

anythingism (uncountable)

  1. (rare) A nonspecific belief in anything, or that anything goes.
    • 1871, Eneas Sweetland Dallas, Once a week
      Disbelief — active or passive — Deism, Atheism, Pantheism, anythingism...
    • 1880, The Gospel standard, or Feeble Christian's support
      In these days of laxity, and anythingism in religion, even those of whom we might hope better things do not appear exercised, with the apostle Paul, to have always a conscience void of offence towards God and towards men.
    • 1972, Albert Glover, The mushroom
      The feathers I wore were a borrowed invention I did not truly understand, like Buddhism, Taoism, Tantrism, anythingism...