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Definition of "syncretism" []

  • Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous. (noun)
  • Linguistics The merging of two or more originally different inflectional forms. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syncretism" in a sentence
  • "That all suggests a certain syncretism and perhaps even validation from the Lord Hisself who has simply stood by idly watching as Jimi chops down mountains and creates islands."
  • "I have studied much of the world sacred literature and syncretism is quite common"
  • "He wants to avoid the syncretism, which is essentially saying your truth is as good as mine."