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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klas-uh-sist]
    • /ˈklæs ə sɪst/
    • /ˈklæs.ɪ.sɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-uh-sist]
    • /ˈklæs ə sɪst/

Definitions of classicist word

  • countable noun classicist A classicist is someone who studies the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, especially their languages, literature, and philosophy. 3
  • countable noun classicist In the arts, especially in architecture, a classicist is someone who follows the principles of classicism in their work. 3
  • noun classicist a student of ancient Latin and Greek 3
  • noun classicist a person who advocates the study of ancient Latin and Greek 3
  • noun classicist an adherent of classicism in literature or art 3
  • noun classicist an advocate of the principles of classicism 3

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Origin of classicist

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30; classic + -ist

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Parts of speech for Classicist


classicist popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

classicist usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for classicist

noun classicist

  • paleontologist — the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.
  • paleological — the study of antiquities.
  • prehistory — human history in the period before recorded events, known mainly through archaeological discoveries, study, research, etc.; history of prehistoric humans.
  • right wing — members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
  • moderate — kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense: a moderate price.

Antonyms for classicist

noun classicist

  • radical — of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.
  • left wing — members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform.
  • liberal — favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
  • progressive — favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor.

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