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supernaturalism

[soo-per-nach-er-uh-liz-uh m, -nach-ruh-liz-uh m]
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noun
  1. supernatural character or agency.
  2. belief in the doctrine of supernatural or divine agency as manifested in the world, in human events, religious revelation, etc.
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Origin of supernaturalism

First recorded in 1790–1800; supernatural + -ism
Related formssu·per·nat·u·ral·ist, noun, adjectivesu·per·nat·u·ral·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·su·per·nat·ur·al·ism, nounan·ti·su·per·nat·ur·al·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·su·per·nat·ur·al·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for anti-supernaturalism

Historical Examples

  • Suppose we try it, amended to suit the "anti-supernaturalism" of the age.

    Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

    John Monro Gibson

  • He started the Index, a journal of free religious inquiry and anti-supernaturalism, at Toledo, but since 1874 at Boston.


British Dictionary definitions for anti-supernaturalism

supernaturalism

noun
  1. the quality or condition of being supernatural
  2. a supernatural agency, the effects of which are felt to be apparent in this world
  3. belief in supernatural forces or agencies as producing effects in this world
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Derived Formssupernaturalist, noun, adjectivesupernaturalistic, adjective
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