[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tist ]

  1. a writer of apocalyptic literature.

  2. a person who adheres to the teachings of apocalyptic literature concerning the signs and events preceding the end of the world.

  1. a person who holds to any teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.

Origin of apocalyptist

First recorded in 1825–35; apocalypt(ic) + -ist

Words Nearby apocalyptist

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