- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||the doctrine advocating the same social, political, and economic rights for women as for men.
||the various movements dedicated to achieving these rights.
The word feminism
contains the following parts:
that means doctrine, belief, theory
More about this word part:
The suffix -ism2 has the same origin as -ism1 but attaches to bases of diverse origins to form nouns denoting doctrines, beliefs, or theories. In the growing group of words modeled on the word "racism
means "bias based on," as in "sexism
" and "ageism
." The majority of nouns ending in -ism2 have a corresponding adjective and noun form ending in -ist.