[ ab-strak-shuh-nist ]
/ æbˈstræk ʃə nɪst /


a person who produces abstract works of art.


showing abstract characteristics in art; tending toward abstractionism.

Nearby words

  1. abstracted,
  2. abstracting journal,
  3. abstracting service,
  4. abstraction,
  5. abstractionism,
  6. abstractive,
  7. abstractively,
  8. abstractly,
  9. abstrict,
  10. abstriction

Origin of abstractionist

1835–45, for earlier sense; abstraction + -ist

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for abstractionist

  • But see now how the abstractionist treats this rich and intricate vision that a certain state of things must be true.

    The Meaning of Truth|William James