Definition of fossilism in English:

fossilism

noun

  • The state or condition of being a fossil; especially resistance to new ideas, methods, etc.; out-of-dateness, stagnation.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From fossil + -ism. In sense 1 after fossilist; compare earlier fossilizing.

Pronunciation

fossilism

/ˈfɒsɪlɪz(ə)m/