NounSyncretism (plural Syncretisms)
- The reconciliation or fusion of different systems or beliefs (or the attempt at such fusion)
- (linguistics) The fusion of different inflexional forms
Anschluss, addition, admixture, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alliance, alloyage, amalgamation, assimilation, association, blend, blending, cabal, cartel, casualness, centralization, coalescence, coalition, combination, combine, combo, comminglement, commingling, commixture, composition, confederacy, confederation, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, crudity of intellect, denominationalism, eclecticism, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, enosis, federalization, federation, fusion, hookup, immixture, imprudence, inclusion, incorporation, indiscreetness, indiscretion, indiscriminateness, indiscrimination, insensibility, insensitivity, integration, interfusion, interlarding, interlardment, interminglement, intermingling, intermixture, junction, junta, lack of feeling, lack of refinement, league, marriage, meld, melding, merger, mingling, mixing, mixture, package, package deal, partisanism, pluralism, promiscuity, promiscuousness, schismatism, sectarianism, sectarism, solidification, syndication, syneresis, synthesis, tactlessness, tie-up, uncriticalness, undiscriminatingness, undiscriminativeness, unfastidiousness, unification, union, unmeticulousness, unparticularness, unpreciseness, unselectiveness, untactfulness, wedding
Latin syncretismus, from Ancient Greek συγκρητισμός (synkrētismos, “federation of Cretan cities”), from συγκρητίζω (synkrētizō, “to unite against a common enemy”), from σύν (syn, “together”) + Κρῆτες (Krētes, “Cretans”).