[ pan-thee-is-tik ]


  1. relating to or embracing pantheism, the doctrine that God is the transcendent, spiritual, impersonal reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations:

    Some Hindus are pantheistic, believing that just as all the various gods are aspects of the one true God, so is everything else in creation.

  2. relating to or embracing any religious belief or philosophical doctrine that God is identical with the universe:

    The radical sect combines vegetarianism, naturopathy, and belief in a pantheistic God personifying the natural order of things.

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Other Words From

  • pan·the·is·ti·cal·ly adverb
  • non·pan·the·is·tic adjective
  • non·pan·the·is·ti·cal adjective
  • non·pan·the·is·ti·cal·ly adverb
  • un·pan·the·is·tic adjective
  • un·pan·the·is·ti·cal adjective
  • un·pan·the·is·ti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pantheistic1

First recorded in 1730–40; pantheist ( def ) + -ic ( def )

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Example Sentences

He described himself as having an attitude, similar to that of Spinoza, of a kind of pantheism, a more abstract idea of the world as God.

Wicca is a naturalistic religion whose followers generally worship a pantheistic Godhead and practice magic.

In general they inclined to what is called the pantheistic explanation of the universe.

Aristotle's system may be called theistic and dualistic; Plotinus's is pantheistic and monistic.

For years of my youth I dwelt in dreams of a pantheistic sort, falsely supposing that I was enlarging my sympathy.

The extreme of religious belief is that which holds that "there is nothing but God—all else is illusion," of pantheistic idealism.

He had studied Spinoza, and had approved of his pantheistic doctrines; then, gradually leaving Spinoza, he took up Descartes.