Definition of descendentalism in English:

descendentalism

noun

  • A tendency towards dealing with material or worldly matters; empiricism; naturalism, realism.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From classical Latin dēscendent-, dēscendēns, present participle of dēscendere descend + -al + -ism, after transcendentalism.

Pronunciation

descendentalism

/ˌdiːs(ɛ)nˈdɛnt(ə)lɪz(ə)m/