[is-lah-miz-uh m, iz-, is-luh-miz-, iz-]


the religion or culture of Islam.

Origin of Islamism

First recorded in 1740–50; Islam + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for islamism

Contemporary Examples of islamism

Historical Examples of islamism

  • The national spirit was dead, and the entire population had embraced Islamism.

    Les Parsis

    D. Menant

  • What is true and good in Islamism was borrowed from Israel and Christianity.

    A Comparative View of Religions

    Johannes Henricus Scholten

  • What Mussulman can refuse to march against them, and avenge the glory of Islamism?'

    The Boy Crusaders

    John G. Edgar

  • We kidnapped the Africans all day and spouted Islamism all night!

    Captain Canot

    Brantz Mayer

  • So it is plain that the darwishes are one of the two pillars that support Islamism.

    Modern Persia

    Mooshie G. Daniel

British Dictionary definitions for islamism



support of or advocacy for Islamic fundamentalism
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