Definition of otherworldism in US English:

otherworldism

noun

  • Concentration upon or devotion to spiritual matters or life; otherworldiness, spiritualism; asceticism; (more generally) concern with or interest in the supernatural.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. From other world + -ism.

Pronunciation

otherworldism

/ˌʌðəˈwəːldɪz(ə)m/