Meaning of “deism” in the English Dictionary


"deism" in English

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deismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈdeɪ.ɪ.zəm/

Examples from literature

  • Among these, it is, too frequently, the practice to make in their heat concessions to atheism or deism, which their most confident advocates had never dared to claim, or to hope. 
  • As we have seen, the earliest current report charged him with deism. 
  • In the not far distant past deism and pantheism served as a polite subterfuge for atheism. 
  • People constantly speak as if deism only came in with the eighteenth century. 

(Definition of “deism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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