dereism

[ dee-ree-iz-uh m, dey-rey- ]
/ diˈri ɪz əm, deɪˈreɪ- /

noun Psychology.

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Origin of dereism

< Latin dē rē, literally, away from the matter + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM dereism

de·re·is·tic, adjectivede·re·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for dereism

dereism
[ dē-rēĭz′əm, dērē- ]

n.

Mental activity that is absorbed in fantasy, lacking any connection to the external world or reality.

Other words from dereism

de′re•istic adj.
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