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[roo-soh-iz-uh m] /ruˈsoʊ ɪz əm/
the doctrines or principles of Jean Jacques Rousseau or his adherents.
Origin of Rousseauism
1860-65; Rousseau + -ism
Related forms
Rousseauist, Rousseauite, noun
Rousseauistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By Rousseauism we indicate the doctrinal dream of that dreamer; by no means the actual waking practice of the man that dreamed.

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • It was all Rousseauism in experiment and reduced to absurdity.

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • He was swept into Rousseauism and imagined himself another Emile.

    The Earl of Beaconsfield James Anthony Froude
  • Rousseauism is … an emancipation of impulse—especially of the impulse of sex.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd

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