formulism

[fawr-myuh-liz-uh m]
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noun

adherence to or reliance on formulas.

Origin of formulism

First recorded in 1830–40; formul(a) + -ism
Related formsfor·mu·list, nounfor·mu·lis·tic, adjectiveun·for·mu·lis·tic, adjective
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formulism

noun

adherence to or belief in formulas
Derived Formsformulist, noun, adjectiveformulistic, adjective
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