[ fawr-myuh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈfɔr myəˌlɪz əm /
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adherence to or reliance on formulas.
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OTHER WORDS FROM formulismfor·mu·list, nounfor·mu·lis·tic, adjectiveun·for·mu·lis·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for formulism
It is equivalent to what we call Formulism, and Worship of Formulas, in these days of ours.
Heroism was gone forever; Triviality, Formulism and Commonplace were come forever.Heroes and Hero Worship|Thomas Carlyle
One might say, it is but a piece of Formulism and Scepticism, like the rest.
British Dictionary definitions for formulism
/ (ˈfɔːmjʊˌlɪzəm) /
adherence to or belief in formulas
Derived forms of formulismformulist, noun, adjectiveformulistic, adjective
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