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Meaning of "sapphism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAPPHISM

After Sappho, who is believed to have been a lesbian.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SAPPHISM

sapphism  [ˈsæfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAPPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sapphism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SAPPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sapphism

Lesbian

A lesbian is a female homosexual; a female who experiences romantic love or sexual attraction to other females. The term lesbian is also used with regard to sexual identity or sexual behavior, or as an adjective to characterize or associate nouns with female homosexuality or same-sex attraction. The concept of "lesbian," to differentiate women with a shared sexual orientation, is a 20th-century construct. Throughout history, women have not had the same freedom or independence to pursue homosexual relationships as men, but neither have they met the same harsh punishment as homosexual men in some societies. Instead, lesbian relationships have often been regarded as harmless and incomparable to heterosexual ones unless the participants attempted to assert privileges traditionally enjoyed by men. As a result, little in history was documented to give an accurate description of how female homosexuality is expressed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SAPPHISM


anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
catastrophism
kəˈtæstrəˌfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
endomorphism
ˌɛndəʊˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
Guelfism
ˈɡwelfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
pacifism
ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm
paramorphism
ˌpærəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
pleomorphism
ˌpliːəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
psephism
ˈsiːfɪzəm
sophism
ˈsɒfɪzəm
Sufism
ˈsuːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAPPHISM

sappanwood
sapped
sapper
sapperment
Sapphic
Sapphic ode
Sapphira
sapphire
sapphired
sapphirine
sapphist
Sappho
sappier
sappiest
sappily
sappiness
sapping
sapple
Sapporo
sappy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAPPHISM

amorphism
anamorphism
Buddhism
diastrophism
enantiomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
hemimorphism
heteromorphism
homoeomorphism
hylomorphism
idiomorphism
isodimorphism
mechanomorphism
mesomorphism
perimorphism
pseudomorphism
sexual dimorphism
trimorphism
zoomorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of sapphism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sapphism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAPPHISM

Find out the translation of sapphism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sapphism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sapphism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

sapphism
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

safismo
570 millions of speakers

English

sapphism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

sapphism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سحاق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

sapphism
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

safismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

sapphism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

saphisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sapphism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sapphismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レズビアン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

sapphism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sapphism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sapphism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இனத்தின் மீது கொண்டுள்ள காமம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकाशीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sapphism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

saffismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sapphism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

sapphism
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sapphism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sapphism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sapphism
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sapphism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sapphism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sapphism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPPHISM»

The term «sapphism» is used very little and occupies the 156.658 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAPPHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sapphism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAPPHISM»

Discover the use of sapphism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sapphism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fashioning Sapphism: The Origins of a Modern English Lesbian ...
In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive ...
Laura Doan, 2013
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Sapphism on Screen: Lesbian Desire in French And Francophone ...
This book sets out to investigate and theorise mediations of lesbian desire in a substantial corpus of films (spanning the period 1936-2002) by male and female directors working in France and also in French-speaking parts of Belgium, Canada ...
Lucille Cairns, 2006
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Fictions of Sappho, 1546-1937
Without the daring necessary to violate sexual taboo and express the existence of female homoeroticism, an intellectually valid view of Sapphism has never been possible. But personal daring alone was not enough to create scholarly open- ...
Joan DeJean, 1989
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Lesbian Dames: Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century
Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century Ms Caroline Gonda, Mr John Beynon. Chapter 8 Women Beware Women: Female Gothic Villains and Victims George E . Haggerty Every gothic heroine suffers. Much has been made of the gothic ...
Ms Caroline Gonda, Mr John Beynon, 2012
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Human Sexuality: A Medico-literary Treatise on the Laws, ...
Mantegazza finds sexual intercourse between Esthetic Refine- women as significant, in many cases, of an unsatisfied ment as a Cause hyperaesthesia sexualis; but, from personal study of of Sapphism the subject, under somewhat favorable ...
Joseph Richardson Parke, 1906
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Index catalogue of the library of the surgeon-general's ...
See Fetichism; Masturbation in children; Masturbation in the female; Nymphomania; Sapphism; Sexual instinct (Inversion of ; Sexual instinct ( Perversion of). Women (Unmarried). FeUchenfeld (W.) Das Charlottenburgor Ledlgenheim. Med.
Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.), 1916
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Dangerous intimacies: toward a sapphic history of the ...
In revealing the struggle over sapphism at the heart of these novels of female friendship-and at the heart of Englandrs"s national identity-Moore shows how feminine sexual agency emerged as an important cultural force in post-Enlightenment ...
Lisa Lynne Moore, 1997
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Sapphic Primitivism: Productions of Race, Class, and ...
Given this inheritance as well as Woolf's own interest in questions of race, gender , empire, and sexuality, I propose that the anti-imperialism and the Sapphism of Virginia Woolf's The Waves (1931) are overlapping themes that need to be ...
Robin Hackett, 2004
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Anthropological Studies on the Strange Sexual Practices of ...
CHAPTER FOURTEEN — PERILS OF SEXUAL SEPARATION — SAPPHISM IN BOARDING SCHOOLS — MILITARY ACADEMIES — PRACTISES OF HAREM WOMEN — PRISONS Very frequently the origin of a sexual perversion, especially ...
Iwan Bloch, 2001
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The Well of Loneliness
The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.
Radclyffe Hall, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAPPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sapphism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nocturne: Fun Acrobatics, But The Theatre Doesn't Quite Come Off
The sensual overtones established in the acrobatics are dashed by painfully awkward displays of faux-Sapphism and a femdom scenario has the dancers ... «Londonist, Jul 15»
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'Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf,' by Norah Vincent
Readers who celebrate Woolf's gay leanings may find themselves dissatisfied by the queasy tone Vincent's Woolf adopts toward “buggery” and “Sapphism. «SFGate, Apr 15»
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Princess Ida, Finborough Theatre
I did smile at the end, where Sapphism takes over the “college” and two chaps are joined in holy matrimony. But the simple fact remains: if you don't trust the ... «The Arts Desk, Mar 15»
4
Alexandra Fuller now lives in America, but it is always the Africa of …
Fuller's foray into sapphism, she explains, had occurred because male suitors couldn't run the gauntlet of her hard-drinking, wilful parents. But Charlie ... «Spectator.co.uk, Feb 15»
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CBB: Cami outraged at Perez's 'pretend lesbianism' comments
... had been been named King and Queen of the Fairies and had been granted immunity - Perez explained that the audience would be won over by sapphism. «Digital Spy UK, Jan 15»
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Baby Crow Productions Presents 'LIVE' FROM THE BULLET …
Inspired by this daring piece, we set out to investigate- through movement, improvisation, and sapphism - the relationship between war and pornography. «Broadway World, Sep 14»
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Why Golden Girls Is Still the Gayest Show on TV
... and it ends up helping Blanche's love life when a buffoonish guy wants to lure her away from sapphism by showing what a “real man” is like in the sack! «Out Magazine, Jul 14»
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The L Word – box set review
21st-century Sapphism … Leisha Hailey as Alice and Katherine Moennig as Shane in The L Word. Photograph: c.Showtime/Everett/Rex c. «The Guardian, Mar 14»
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Lez Miserable: Now recruiting young women to the lesbian cause
... only the brightest and the best would be awarded access to the illustrious realm of Sapphism. And, my God, is it illustrious – the drama, the knackered brogues ... «New Statesman, Jan 14»
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Abdellatif Kechiche interview: 'Do I need to be a woman to talk about …
... disappointing to see Seydoux and Exarchopoulos posing for magazine photoshoots in tawdry soft-sapphism embraces. Kechiche's intention in his sex scenes, ... «The Guardian, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sapphism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sapphism>. Apr 2019 ».
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