from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The behaviour of a faddist; following fads.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disposition to take up with fads; a fondness for fads.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

fad +‎ -ism


  • Another reason is faddism: scientists are quick to jump on the bandwagon of a new discovery.

    Deepak Chopra: Watch out, the truth is slipping away

  • "American education has a history of faddism; some good idea comes into the mainstream, they don't see immediate results and then it's dropped," said Jennings.

    Ramaa Reddy Raghavan: Thoughts on Mindful Awareness Practices in Education

  • Without systematic incentives rewarding officials for wise decisions and penalizing them for bad ones, public schooling became a ferris wheel of faddism rather than a propagator of excellence.

    Escalante Stood and Delivered. It's Our Turn.

  • It is faddism of the worst kind and if I was one of the people who has come on to this site spitting tacks because they are a genuine sufferer I would also hate them.

    Intolerance of Intolerance: Follow-up

  • The story might have him playing an effete easterner converted into a "real" American by the Old West, or demonstrating manly American virtues in decadent Europe or corrupt Latin America, or good-humoredly asserting American common sense in response to vogues like health faddism or pacifism, but in all these plots he was the exact same wholesome, attractive fellow he had always been.

    The Silent Superstar

  • David Nadler, president of Delta Consulting and an author himself, says Index's books encourage "rampant faddism."

    Business By Best Seller

  • St Teilo's is a comment not just on conservation faddism, but on the education of the modern eye.

    Restoring Church murals in England

  • But after 22 years at Osram Sylvania, the lighting company where Hunt is human-resources vice president, he's seen enough career faddism to know that good advice can't be reduced to a single buzzword.

    Fields Of Dreams

  • But it may be nothing more than the mists of time that differentiate the dietary faddism of that era from the fads promulgated by food writers today.

    Current Affairs

  • This is not true for sheets and some furnishings whose costs are subject to the cost inflation that design faddism brings.



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