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-icism

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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.

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