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apocalyptist

[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tist ]
/ əˈpɒk əˌlɪp tɪst /
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noun

a writer of apocalyptic literature.
a person who adheres to the teachings of apocalyptic literature concerning the signs and events preceding the end of the world.
a person who holds to any teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.

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Origin of apocalyptist

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