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1[mass noun] The upholding or maintenance of tradition, especially so as to resist change.
conventionality, traditionalism, orthodoxy, fitting in, following the crowd, running with the pack, swimming with the streamView synonyms
- ‘Home is all about conservatism and traditionalism; the street, on the other hand, is movement, activity, change and possibility.’
- ‘If, on the one hand, we stress the points of difference, we get a profound contrast between behavioralism and traditionalism.’
- ‘It is also ironic that, despite the dominance and visibility of reactionary traditionalists, liberal traditionalism is still thriving.’
- ‘His traditionalism - the hallmark of a true conservative - has been there since the days when he campaigned to keep women out of the Cambridge Union.’
- ‘In this regard, films seem more likely to take a direct approach to linking colonial politics with the politics of traditionalism and anti-modernization.’
- ‘He held that political progressivism demanded educational traditionalism.’
- ‘At this level, she represents what I have elsewhere called reactionary traditionalism, a vehement rejection of modernity or westernization through the assertion of tradition as a categorial identity.’
- ‘The extension to accounting history came in the 1980s as the developing body of literature critical of mainstream traditionalism embraced history as an integral component of its commentary.’
- ‘Has traditionalism been rendered irrelevant?’
- ‘In addition to caution against repeating the mistakes of their parents, traditionalism and pragmatism also appear to drive this new generation of moms and dads.’
- ‘Hearing these versions is like enjoying a meal in one of Vienna's oldest five-star restaurants: there are no surprises, but traditionalism rarely has been upheld with such opulent perfection.’
- ‘Dissecting Leftism says that a belief in individual liberty is more basic to conservatism than is traditionalism.’
- ‘However important the tradition might be, traditionalism is not a viable option.’
- ‘She is unwilling to be trapped in the clichés of orthodoxy and traditionalism that rely too much on superstitions and unfair social customs that endorse the secondary role of women.’
- ‘These factors have contributed to the emergence throughout the Muslim world of a new form of militant traditionalism.’
- ‘Clearly, a strict attempt to unify traditionalism with dietary practice is increasingly irrelevant and impossible.’
- ‘The war was in truth a struggle for hegemony in Europe, a fight between the ideological inheritance of the French Revolution and reactionary traditionalism.’
- 1.1historical The theory that all moral and religious truth comes from divine revelation passed on by tradition, human reason being incapable of attaining it.
- ‘My criticism arises because he is also Protestant, and yet his account of the authority of tradition could be interpreted as more consistent with Orthodox and Catholic traditionalism.’
- ‘I'm not sure about that, but I am hopeful that Anglican theology, with its middle way between liberal rationalism and dogmatic traditionalism, can save the historical quest for Jesus.’
- ‘Fundamentalists reject a larger portion of secular society, maintain strong commitments to strict literalism, premillennial dispensationalism, and moral traditionalism.’
- ‘Not even ressentiment by the dispossessed escapes this religious traditionalism; the ethical prophet may be an exception.’
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