-icism

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

-ic+-ism, either based directly on the adjective in -ic (as in asceticism, mysticism), or on the verb in -ise (as in anglicism). Some productivity within English, as in witticism (1670s, in analogy with criticism).

SuffixEdit

-icism

  1. forms abstract nouns from Greek or Latin bases

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 28 July 2013, at 10:46