Definition of messianism in US English:



  • See messianic

    • ‘At worst, it could unleash an end-of-days messianism in three monotheistic religions, with unforeseeable consequences.’
    • ‘This places them alongside many other current religious groups who emphasize radicalism, charisma, messianism and fundamentalism.’
    • ‘Shermer lumps superstition, cargo cults, UFO suicide cults, messianism and millennialism with historical religion without making any distinctions between them.’
    • ‘Is it one driven by an unrestrained messianism, the worship of global ‘democracy,’ the imposition of Western values at gunpoint throughout the world?’
    • ‘They also berated the West for its absence of a grand goal and a sense of spiritual messianism.’