1829 Nouns That End With M

Word Definitions Synonyms
ableism discrimination in favor of the able-bodied able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ablism
ablism discrimination in favor of the able-bodied able-bodiedism, able-bodism, ableism
abohm a unit of resistance equal to a billionth of an ohm -
abolitionism the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery -
abomasum the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place fourth stomach
absenteeism habitual absence from work -
absolutism dominance through threat of punishment and violence despotism, tyranny
absolutism a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) totalitarianism, monocracy, despotism, dictatorship, one-man rule, Stalinism, shogunate, Caesarism, authoritarianism, tyranny
absolutism an ideological belief in the complete and unrestricted power of government. totalism, totalitarianism
absolutism the doctrine of an absolute being, often related to idealism in philosophy. -
abstractionism an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation abstract art
abstractionism a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples unrealism
abysm a bottomless gulf or pit; any unfathomable (or apparently unfathomable) cavity or chasm or void extending below (often used figuratively) abyss
academicism orthodoxy of a scholastic variety scholasticism, academism
academicism Purely speculative thoughts and attitudes. -
academicism a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art. academic art, academism
academism orthodoxy of a scholastic variety scholasticism, academicism
academism a style of painting and sculpture produced under the influence of European academies of art. academic art, academicism
acclaim enthusiastic approval plaudit, plaudits, eclat, acclamation
acephalism absence of the head (as in the development of some monsters) acephalia, acephaly
acetabulum the cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint cotyloid cavity
acetum a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug) -
acetum sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative vinegar
achromatism the visual property of being without chromatic color colorlessness, colourlessness, achromaticity
acmeism An early 20th-century Russian school of poetry that rejected the vagueness and emotionality of Symbolism in favor of Imagist clarity and texture. -
acronym a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word initialism
actinism the property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects -
actinium a radioactive element of the actinide series; found in uranium ores Ac, atomic number 89
activism a policy of taking direct action to achieve a political or social goal -
adactylism congenital absence of fingers and/or toes adactylia, adactyly
addendum textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end supplement, postscript
adventurism recklessness in politics or foreign affairs -
aecium fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores -
aeroembolism obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving gas embolism, air embolism
aeroembolism pain resulting from rapid change in pressure decompression sickness, gas embolism, caisson disease, air embolism, bends
aerogram a letter sent by air mail aerogramme, air letter, airmail letter
ageism discrimination on the basis of a person's age agism
agendum a list of matters to be taken up (as at a meeting) agenda, order of business
ageratum rhizomatous plant of central and southeastern United States and West Indies having large showy heads of clear blue flowers; sometimes placed in genus Eupatorium mist-flower, mistflower, Eupatorium coelestinum, Conoclinium coelestinum
ageratum any plant of the genus Ageratum having opposite leaves and small heads of blue or white flowers -
agism discrimination on the basis of a person's age ageism
agnosticism a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God -
agnosticism the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge scepticism, skepticism
ahem the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc. hem
aim an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions intention, design, intent, purpose
aim the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable) target, object, objective
aim the action of directing something at an object -
aim the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies heading, bearing
airstream a relatively well-defined prevailing wind -
airstream the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller race, wash, slipstream, backwash
alarm fear resulting from the awareness of danger dismay, consternation
alarm a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event warning device, alarm system
alarm an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger warning signal, alarum, alert
alarm a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time alarm clock
alarmism needless warnings -
alarum an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger alarm, warning signal, alert
alastrim a mild form of smallpox caused by a less virulent form of the virus variola minor, milk pox, pseudosmallpox, pseudovariola, Kaffir pox, West Indian smallpox, white pox, Cuban itch
albinism the congenital absence of pigmentation in the eyes and skin and hair -
album one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc record album
album a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc -
alcoholism habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms drunkenness, inebriation, alcohol addiction
alcoholism an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess dipsomania, potomania
aldosteronism a condition caused by overproduction of aldosterone hyperaldosteronism
algorism the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration -
algorism computation with Arabic figures -
algorithm a precise rule (or set of rules) specifying how to solve some problem algorithmic program, algorithmic rule
alienism an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness -
alienism the quality of being alien alienage
allomerism (chemistry) variability in chemical composition without variation in crystalline form -
allotropism the phenomenon of an element existing in two or more physical forms allotropy
alluvium clay or silt or gravel carried by rushing streams and deposited where the stream slows down alluvion, alluvial deposit, alluvial sediment
alprazolam an antianxiety agent (trade name Xanax) of the benzodiazepine class Xanax
altruism the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others selflessness
alum a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum ammonia alum, ammonium alum
alum a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum potash alum, potassium alum
alum a double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things) -
alum a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university) graduate, grad, alumna, alumnus
alumbloom any of several herbs of the genus Heuchera alumroot
aluminium a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite Al, aluminum, atomic number 13
aluminum a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite Al, aluminium, atomic number 13
alundum a substance made of fused alumina -
alyssum any garden plant of the genus Alyssum having clusters of small yellow or white flowers madwort
amalgam an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams dental amalgam
amalgam a combination or blend of diverse things -
amateurism the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money -
ambulacrum one of the five areas on the undersurface of an echinoderm on which the tube feet are located -
americium a radioactive transuranic metallic element; discovered by bombarding uranium with helium atoms Am, atomic number 95
ammobium any plant of the genus Ammobium having yellow flowers and silvery foliage -
ammonium the ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion ammonium ion
amoralism the doctrine that moral distinctions are invalid -
amylum a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles starch
anabolism the synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy constructive metabolism
anachronism something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred misdating, mistiming
anachronism an artifact that belongs to another time -
anachronism a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age -
anagram a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase -
analphabetism an inability to read illiteracy
anamorphism the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes anamorphosis
anamorphism metamorphism that occurs deep under the earth's surface; changes simple minerals into complex minerals -
anamorphism a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner anamorphosis
anancasm An obsolete term for ritualistic act or sequence of acts performed by a person with obsessive-compulsive neurosis. -
anarchism a political theory favoring the abolition of governments -
androecium a male gametoecium -
anecdotalism The property of being related to short accounts of real incidents or persons, often humorous or interesting. -
anestrum applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus
aneurism a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall aneurysm
aneurysm a cardiovascular disease characterized by a saclike widening of an artery resulting from weakening of the artery wall aneurism
angelim any of several tropical American trees of the genus Andira andelmin
angiocardiogram a series of X rays representing the action of the heart and its blood vessels after the injection of a radiopaque substance -
angiogram an X-ray representation of blood vessels made after the injection of a radiopaque substance -
angiosperm plants having seeds in a closed ovary flowering plant
angleworm terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers red worm, nightcrawler, nightwalker, dew worm, earthworm, wiggler, crawler, fishing worm, fishworm
angrecum any of various spectacular orchids of the genus Angraecum having dark green leathery leaves and usually nocturnally scented white or ivory flowers -
angstrom a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation A, angstrom unit
animalculum microscopic organism such as an amoeba or paramecium animalcule
animalism the doctrine that human beings are purely animal in nature and lacking a spiritual nature -
animalism preoccupation with satisfaction of physical drives and appetites physicality
animatism the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones -
animism the doctrine that all natural objects and the universe itself have souls -
annalism The writing of annals. -
annum (Latin) year -
anoestrum applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus anestrum, anestrus, anoestrus
anonym a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role nom de guerre, pseudonym
anorchidism absence of one of both testes anorchia, anorchism
anorchism absence of one of both testes anorchia, anorchidism
antagonism a state of deep-seated ill-will hostility, enmity
antagonism the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors -
antagonism an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility -
antagonism (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure -
anteroom a large entrance or reception room or area lobby, hall, entrance hall, vestibule, antechamber, foyer
anthem a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school) -
anthem a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation) hymn
antheridium the male sex organ of spore-producing plants; produces antherozoids; equivalent to the anther in flowers -
anthropocentrism an inclination to evaluate reality exclusively in terms of human values anthropocentricity
anthropologism a point of view in which human nature is exhaustively determined by the culture in which a person lives, leaving no room for human agency. -