Definition of vegetarianism in English:

vegetarianism

noun

mass noun
  • The practice of not eating meat or fish, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.

    ‘vegetarianism, they claim, will save the world from hunger’
    • ‘Cost is a major factor on the plus side of vegetarianism.’
    • ‘Culturally, vegetarianism has always been more highly developed in certain countries than others.’
    • ‘A noticeable tendency in the West, especially in English-speaking countries, was a rise in vegetarianism.’
    • ‘He thinks vegetarianism is a healthy alternative.’
    • ‘Being an atheist, I feel vegetarianism is the closest I get to a religion.’

Pronunciation

vegetarianism

/vɛdʒəˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/