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Synonyms of taoism

Noun


1. Taoism, sect, religious sect, religious order

usage: a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism

2. Taoism, religion, faith, organized religion

usage: religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

3. Taoism, Hsuan Chiao, religion, faith, religious belief

usage: popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic

4. Taoism, Daoism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events

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