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classicist

[ klas-uh-sist ]
/ ˈklæs ə sɪst /
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noun
an adherent of classicism in literature or art (contrasted with romanticist).
an authority on the classics; a classical scholar.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM classicist

an·ti·clas·si·cal·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·clas·si·cist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for classicist

classicist

classicalist (ˈklæsɪkəlɪst)

/ (ˈklæsɪsɪst) /

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

Derived forms of classicist

classicistic, adjective
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