[tahyt-n-iz-uh m]

noun (sometimes lowercase)

revolt against tradition, convention, and established order.

Origin of Titanism

First recorded in 1865–70; Titan + -ism
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Examples from the Web for titanism

Historical Examples of titanism

  • He had the romantic cult of great men, yet sneered at Carlyle for his Titanism.


    James Huneker

  • He had read aloud a paper of Montgomery's against pantheism, as well as one of his own on Goethe's Titanism.

British Dictionary definitions for titanism



a spirit of defiance of and rebellion against authority, social convention, etc
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