[roo-soh-iz-uh m]


the doctrines or principles of Jean Jacques Rousseau or his adherents.

Origin of Rousseauism

First recorded in 1860–65; Rousseau + -ism
Related formsRous·seau·ist, Rous·seau·ite, nounRous·seau·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rousseauism

Historical Examples of rousseauism

  • He was swept into Rousseauism and imagined himself another Emile.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield

    James Anthony Froude

  • It was all Rousseauism in experiment and reduced to absurdity.

    French Classics

    William Cleaver Wilkinson

  • Rousseauism is … an emancipation of impulse—especially of the impulse of sex.

  • By Rousseauism we indicate the doctrinal dream of that dreamer; by no means the actual waking practice of the man that dreamed.

    French Classics

    William Cleaver Wilkinson