[ roo-soh-iz-uh m ]
/ ruˈsoʊ ɪz əm /


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 rousseauistic

  • He warns America against paralleling the decadence of Rome (ibid., 25), suggesting a Rousseauistic equalitarianism.

    Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott