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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A termination of adjectives (and in the plural of nouns from adjectives) formed from nouns in -ist, and having reference to such nouns, or to associated nouns in -ism, as in deistic, theistic, euphuistic, euphemistic, puristic, linguistic, subjectivistic, objectivistic, etc. In nouns it has usually a plural form, as in linguistics.

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  • UFC on Versus Preview: Cheick Kongo Seeks Return to Relevance Against Paul Buentello UFC Will Not Provide Live Counter Against April Strikeforce Event Shinya Aoki Sees Strikeforce Title Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Nationalistic Terms Renato 'Babalu' Sobral, Gegard Mousasi and Sokoudjou Set to Compete on DREAM's Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Bloody Elbow

  • MMA Nation Interview Recap: Evgeni Kogan Talks Fedor Emelianenko and M-1 Global's Goals Shinya Aoki Sees Strikeforce Title Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Nationalistic Terms Matt Lindland, Tyron Woodley and Kerry Vera added to Strikeforce Challengers 8 on May 21

    Bloody Elbow

  • Shinya Aoki Sees Strikeforce Title Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Nationalistic Terms

    Bloody Elbow

  • UFC on Versus Preview: Cheick Kongo Seeks Return to Relevance Against Paul Buentello UFC Will Not Provide Live Counter Against April Strikeforce Event Shinya Aoki Sees Strikeforce Title Fight With Gilbert Melendez in Nationalistic Terms Renato 'Babalu' Sobral, Gegard Mousasi and Sokoudjou Set to Compete on DREAM's Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Bloody Elbow

  • My question is: Reflecting upon all the Post Secrets you've received, and the contents therein, what would you say is the underlying - yet unifying - character (istic) of humankind?

    Post Secret: New Book Interview with Frank Warren » E-Mail

  • My question is: Reflecting upon all the Post Secrets you've received, and the contents therein, what would you say is the underlying - yet unifying - character (istic) of humankind?

    Post Secret: New Book Interview with Frank Warren

  • I think you have to be real istic about where we sit in the food chain and that may happen, but I'm not particularly concerned about it.

    Biogen Chief Has a Treatment Plan

  • Direct 2.0 or anything else will suffer the same predicament until someone comes back to Earth and get going on the work to establish a real (istic) cost/schedule.

    Ares Troubles Widen Gap, Raise Costs, Threaten Jobs - NASA Watch

  • And there's much more, farther, rounder, comprehensive-istic Hudson -- who consults with global heads-of-state such as Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (Malaysia) -- where that came from:

    Not to bum you out or anything (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • It does seem to me that the credibilty of claims to moral (istic) supremacy on the part of the Right is declining fast, if people are thinking at all.

    Poll: Rudy Leading GOP Rivals Among Conservatives, Evangelicals

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