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tra·di·tion·al·ism

 (trə-dĭsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.
2. A system holding that all knowledge is derived from original divine revelation and is transmitted by tradition.

tra·di′tion·al·ist adj. & n.
tra·di′tion·al·is′tic adj.

traditionalism

(trəˈdɪʃənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition
2. adherence to tradition, esp in religion
traˈditionalist n, adj
traˌditionalˈistic adj

tra•di•tion•al•ism

(trəˈdɪʃ ə nlˌɪz əm)

n.
1. adherence to tradition as authority, esp. in matters of religion.
2. the doctrine that knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by traditional instruction.
[1855–60]
tra•di′tion•al•ist, n., adj.

traditionalism

adherence to tradition, rather than to revelation, independent Bible study, or individual reasoning, as the authority controlling religious knowledge and practice. — traditionalist, n.traditionalistic, adj.
See also: Catholicism
the tendency to submerge individual opinions or creativity in ideas or methods inherited from the past, distinguished from conventionalism in having reference more to the past than to the present. Also called traditionism. See also catholicism. — traditionalist, n.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.traditionalism - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachingstraditionalism - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
academicism, academism, scholasticism - orthodoxy of a scholastic variety
2.traditionalism - adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)traditionalism - adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)
adherence, adhesion, attachment - faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
3.traditionalism - the doctrine that all knowledge was originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditionstraditionalism - the doctrine that all knowledge was originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditions
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Translations

traditionalism

[trəˈdɪʃnəlɪzəm] Ntradicionalismo m

traditionalism

[trəˈdɪʃənəlɪzəm] ntraditionalisme m

traditionalism

nFesthalten ntam Alten, Traditionalismus m

traditionalism

[trəˈdɪʃnəˌlɪzm] ntradizionalismo
References in classic literature ?
He read the leading article, in which it was maintained that it was quite senseless in our day to raise an outcry that radicalism was threatening to swallow up all conservative elements, and that the government ought to take measures to crush the revolutionary hydra; that, on the contrary, "in our opinion the danger lies not in that fantastic revolutionary hydra, but in the obstinacy of traditionalism clogging progress," etc.
Those seduced by the idea of seamless living in one glass space are now scuttling back under the protective hem of traditionalism and opting for a separate entertaining area.
But classical Marxism was too out of step, so historians created a hybrid type of early postwar narration, and used it as they remained on the lookout for progressive traditionalism.
Putin's lauded Russian values centered on traditionalism, while he excoriated the West for turning away from Christian values to embrace globalization, multiculturalism and a politically correct focus on the rights of sexual minorities and one-gender families, the Washington Times reports.
Pope Benedict XVI's place in the history of the Roman Catholic Church could be predicted from the moment he was elected in 2005: He would buttress the power of John Paul II's charismatic traditionalism with the authority of his theological scholarship.
Results of this study indicated that (a) the value of cultivation of good virtues (benevolence, humanity, and a sense of justice) was positively related to attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and (b) the values of social traditionalism and cultural inwardness (a value that endorses cultural superiority/intolerance) were correlated with negative attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities (Hampton & Xiao, 2009).
Thus this is not an Islam-West clash, but a close encounter between traditionalism and non-traditionalism of the most uncomfortable kind.
The story is told in Mark Sedgwick's Against the Modern World: Traditionalism and the Secret Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century.
Figures, published Thursday on Yedioth Ahronoth website, showed that the secular Jews dropped to 43 percent from 46 percent and rightist-religious traditionalism to 32 percent from 33 percent.
This identification is so compelling that a reader might conclude that the personalities, think tanks and publishing outlets associated with that traditionalism (which in its foundational writings as penned by Richard Weaver and Russell Kirk harks back to the medievalist worldview that preceded the modern age) have been far and away the preeminent intellectual elite of the post-World War II American Right.
A strict two-seater, the interior is a complete break from Jaguar traditionalism, with carbon fibre seats, suede Alcantara trim and an aluminium and black leather floor.
Having successfully introduced both French and Italian luxury furniture to the interiors market, Juliette's Interiors is extending its range to cater for all tastes whether the style is cool minimalism or cosy traditionalism.