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classicist

[klas-uh-sist]
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noun
  1. an adherent of classicism in literature or art (contrasted with romanticist).
  2. an authority on the classics; a classical scholar.
  3. a person who advocates study of the ancient Greek and Roman classics.
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Also clas·si·cal·ist [klas-i-kuh-list] /ˈklæs ɪ kə lɪst/.

Origin of classicist

First recorded in 1820–30; classic + -ist
Related formsan·ti·clas·si·cal·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·clas·si·cist, noun, adjective
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classicist

classicalist (ˈklæsɪkəlɪst)

noun
    1. a student of ancient Latin and Greek
    2. a person who advocates the study of ancient Latin and Greek
  1. an adherent of classicism in literature or art
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Derived Formsclassicistic, adjective
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