adherence to or reliance on formulas.
- for·mu·list, noun
- for·mu·lis·tic, adjective
- un·for·mu·lis·tic, adjective
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How to use formulism in a sentence
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
adherence to or belief in formulas
- formulist, noun, adjective
- formulistic, adjective
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