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[doo-uh-lis-tik, dyoo-] /ˌdu əˈlɪs tɪk, ˌdyu-/
of, relating to, or of the nature of dualism.
dual; twofold.
Origin of dualistic
1795-1805; dual + -istic
Related forms
dualistically, adverb
nondualistic, adjective
nondualistically, adverb
undualistic, adjective
undualistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Everything in the universe is connected, and to believe otherwise generally ends in pain for the one who has this dualistic view.
  • Let us dwell for a moment on this exquisitely dualistic conception of the instinctive life.
  • With the absence of any modular approach to the outcome is a dualistic workforce- not exactly ideal for industrial productivity.
  • Perhaps it has to do with our somewhat dualistic way of thinking.
  • There are pros and cons to everything in our dualistic world.
  • Our environmental and land-use policies are often proposed without citizen input and the debates are frequently dualistic.
Word Origin and History for dualistic

1801, from stem of dualism + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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