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[rey-shuh-liz-uh m] /ˈreɪ ʃəˌlɪz əm/
Origin of racialism
1905-10; racial + -ism
Related forms
racialist, noun, adjective
racialistic, adjective
nonracialism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Its greatest and most necessitous demand was to stand apart from anything in the nature of racialism.

    Painted Windows Harold Begbie
  • This advance of the conception of racialism has widened and intensified music in not a few ways.

  • Least of all must it be interpreted by the brutal and childish doctrine of racialism.

    The Group Mind William McDougall
  • Those who write about the Greeks must beware of a heresy which is very rife just now—the theory of racialism.

  • Patriotism, racialism, unionism, had all been lost in a moiling megalopolitanism.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
Word Origin and History for racialism

"racism," 1879, from racial + -ism. Also see racist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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