[ en-er-jiz-uhm ]

  1. the theory that self-realization is the highest good.

Origin of energism

From the German word Energismus, dating back to 1890–95. See energy, -ism

Other words from energism

  • en·er·gist, noun, adjective
  • en·er·gis·tic, adjective

Words Nearby energism

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How to use energism in a sentence

  • We need neither to cast aside the mechanical view of the world nor to accept energism; neither of them is required.

    Criminal Psychology | Hans Gross
  • Realism is not identical with materialism, and may even be definitely connected with the very opposite, dynamism or energism.

    The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
  • On the other hand, pure dynamism, now often called energism (and often spiritualism), is just as one-sided as pure materialism.

    The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
  • The first is scientific materialism, or, as some of its advocates prefer to call it, energism.

    History of Modern Philosophy | Alfred William Benn
  • However, he is wrong when he supposes that his energism is an entirely new system.

    The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel