Sufism

[ soo-fiz-uh m ]
/ ˈsu fɪz əm /
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noun

the ascetic and mystical system of the Sufis.
Also Su·fi·ism [soo-fee-iz-uh m] /ˈsu fiˌɪz əm/.

Origin of Sufism

First recorded in 1810–20; Sufi + -ism
Related formsSu·fis·tic, adjective
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Sufism

/ (ˈsuːfɪzəm) /

noun

the mystical doctrines of the Sufis
Derived FormsSufistic (suːˈfɪstɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for sufism

sufism


n.

1817, from Sufi + -ism.

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