Reliefism / Alleviationism

Published: 2nd August 2020

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Alleviationism. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/alleviationism. Last accessed: [date].

əliːvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m

noun

a major school of thought in Astronist ethics considered as the Astronist response to Buddhism wherein relief from suffering is the goal rather than the elimination of suffering as is central to the Buddhist philosophy.

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

Reliefism | rɪˈliːfɪz(ə)m | noun
Reliefist | rɪˈliːfɪst | adjective & noun
Alleviationist | əliːvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)nɪst | noun
Alleviationistic | əliːvɪˈeɪʃ(ə)nɪstɪk | adjective & noun

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the word alleviation, denoting making something less severe, combined with the suffix -ism denoting a belief; meaning ‘a belief about the reduction of severity.’

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