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spir·i·tu·al·ism

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.
b. The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.
2. A philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being.

spir′i·tu·al·ist n.
spir′i·tu·al·is′tic adj.

spiritualism

(ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) the belief that the disembodied spirits of the dead, surviving in another world, can communicate with the living in this world, esp through mediums
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the doctrines and practices associated with this belief
3. (Philosophy) philosophy the belief that because reality is to some extent immaterial it is therefore spiritual
4. any doctrine (in philosophy, religion, etc) that prefers the spiritual to the material
5. the condition or quality of being spiritual
ˈspiritualist n
ˌspirituaˈlistic adj

spir•it•u•al•ism

(ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the belief that the spirits of the dead communicate with the living, esp. through a person (a medium) particularly susceptible to their influence.
2. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief.
3. the belief that all reality is spiritual.
[1825–35]
spir′it•u•al•ist, n.
spir`it•u•al•is′tic, adj.

spiritualism

1. the belief that the dead survive as spirits that can communi-cate with the living, especially through a medium, a person particularly susceptible to their influence.
2. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. Also spiritism.spiritualist, n. — spiritualistic, adj. — supranatural, supranaturalistic, adj.
See also: Spirits and Spiritualism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spiritualism - (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
2.spiritualism - the belief that the spirits of dead people can communicate with people who are still alive (especially via a medium)
belief - any cognitive content held as true
ectoplasm - (spiritualism) a substance supposed to emanate from the body of the medium during a trance
3.spiritualism - concern with things of the spirit
internality, inwardness - preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values); "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
Translations

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəlɪzəm] Nespiritismo m

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtʃuəlɪzəm] nspiritisme m

spiritualism

nSpiritismus m

spiritualism

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəˌlɪzm] n (occult) → spiritismo
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Now, as I had no theory of any kind, don't believe in Spiritualism, and copied my characters from life, I don't see how this critic can be right.
I wish there was something in that miserable spiritualism, so we could send them word.
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The Irish believe far too much in spirits to believe in spiritualism," he murmured.
A tendency to spiritualism and those things, though nothing serious.
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