personalism [pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
- Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.
Origin of personalism First recorded in 1840–50; personal + -ism Related formsper·son·al·ist, nounper·son·al·is·tic, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for personalism Historical Examples of personalism
“Personalism” is revealed in the immediate and individual participation of all members in penitente activities.
Richard E. Ahlborn
For several decades we have been approaching the doctrine which denies all Personalism—either good or bad.
C. F. Wimberly
Surely the legitimate province of ‘personalism’ lies in the region of general ideas, or rather in the Weltanschauung as a whole.
William Ralph Inge
Personalism isolates, separates, him from Nature; converts him from a part into the whole, into an absolute essence by himself.
To practically enter into politics is an important part of American personalism.
British Dictionary definitions for personalism personalism noun
- a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
- an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
Derived Formspersonalistic, adjectivepersonalist, noun, adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012