Definition of dynamism in English:



mass noun
  • 1The quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress.

    ‘the dynamism and strength of the economy’
    • ‘We had all this economic dynamism as a result of the industrial north's victory in the Civil War.’
    • ‘The rate of change has been relatively steady, but now that corporations have become change producers instead of change reactors, the whole dynamism of our culture goes up dramatically.’
    • ‘Older films are edited at a more sedate pace and they don't always have the drive and dynamism of modern cinema.’
    • ‘This song, in particular, lacks the energy and dynamism of the previous two singles, merely plodding along at its own pace.’
    • ‘What lends dynamism to life and keeps the world humming with activity is the incentive of profit.’
    • ‘The success of Houston Sculpture 2000 was further evidence of the bristling energy and dynamism of Houston's art scene.’
    • ‘Though the strengths of the online version are its dynamism and interactivity, it is also possible to download the entire book for free.’
    • ‘On the one hand, the propeller embodies the no-nonsense industry and propulsive dynamism of the modern period.’
    • ‘Industrial dynamism also needs good industrial relations and flexible labour markets.’
    • ‘It can add dynamism to military actions and helps increase efforts when they are moved from one sector to another.’
    • ‘‘Negotiates,’ whether or not it is precisely the right verb, is at least a verb and thus captures the sheer dynamism of the activity of curiosity.’
    • ‘The New Labour option was to combine economic dynamism with social justice through upgrading the skills base of the labour force.’
    • ‘The dynamism of the ‘new’ industries is based upon frenetic competition to build up production facilities in competition with each other and with foreign firms.’
    • ‘Our field will advance through research dynamism and not through a Procrustean application of inappropriate research paradigms.’
    • ‘The growth of labour productivity, the most important indicator of economic dynamism, was a full 20 per cent lower.’
    • ‘When an industry starts talking about ‘synergy’ its era of dynamism is over.’
    • ‘The international activities in small firms are positively related to the degree of environmental dynamism experienced in the industry.’
    • ‘The dynamism and energy of today's art scene in Japan is abundantly reflected in the quality and diversity of the prints displayed.’
    • ‘The dynamism of the energy sector overwhelmed this agency, and by the 1950s it could not manage its huge caseload effectively.’
    • ‘The EU finds itself in a period of dramatic political and constitutional activism and dynamism.’
    1. 1.1 The quality of being dynamic and positive in attitude.
      ‘he was known for his dynamism and strong views’
      • ‘They have demonstrated character, intelligence and dynamism.’
      • ‘The Chief Executive of that posh location is Tony Whitham and much success is assured through his forceful dynamism.’
      • ‘Rumours persist of internal party worries that, despite shrewd anti-war positioning, his lack of dynamism is a problem.’
      • ‘Their alleged dynamism, ambition, and party ‘unreliability’ made both men widely distrusted.’
      • ‘Sooner or later they are bound to become their own boss anyway, since their charm, dynamism and luck will lead them to success.’
      • ‘Those members seem not to have the same level of enthusiasm, energy, and dynamism that is on constant display on this side of the Chamber.’
      • ‘In inverse proportion to Steve's dynamism, I grow progressively more lax.’
      • ‘With drive and dynamism you take charge at work and at home to bring order and harmony today.’
      • ‘He does share to some extent his fighting spirit, his dynamism, his charisma and his willingness to speak his mind.’
      • ‘His drive and dynamism over the past two seasons have taken London Irish from also-rans to contenders.’
      • ‘The chairman praised her energy and dynamism and her enthusiasm for the local NHS.’
      • ‘One recalls the heroism and dynamism of the founding fathers of the labour movement such as Uriah Butler, George Weekes and Cola Rienzie.’
      • ‘‘He just had the most enormous energy and dynamism, in the least assertive way,’ Raymond says.’
      • ‘But he compromised such spiritual dynamism so that power gave way to pride, and glory to disgrace.’
      • ‘But, hey, these young people are the future, they will use their dynamism and drive to move the company forward.’
      • ‘He has the more energy, dynamism and bravura of the pair.’
      • ‘Gregorian's dynamism, charisma and intellectual gifts were such that by 1974 he became provost of the University of Pennsylvania.’
      • ‘Greg has brought tremendous dynamism, energy and drive and is hugely respected by all the staff at all levels throughout the organisation.’
      • ‘The students tend to lose dynamism if they are forced into certain careers by their parents.’
      • ‘There can have been few people, ever, with Roy's energy and dynamism.’
      energy, spirit, liveliness, zestfulness, vitality, vigour, vigorousness, strength, forcefulness, power, powerfulness, potency, positiveness, positivity, effectiveness, efficacy
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  • 2Philosophy
    historical The theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter.


Mid 19th century: from Greek dunamis ‘power’ + -ism.