deist

[ dee-ist ]
/ ˈdi ɪst /
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noun

a person who believes in deism.

Nearby words

  1. deipnosophist,
  2. deira,
  3. deirdre,
  4. deism,
  5. deisolate,
  6. deists,
  7. deiters' cell,
  8. deity,
  9. deixis,
  10. deja vu

Origin of deist

1555–65; < Middle French déiste < Latin de(us) god + French -iste -ist

Related forms
Can be confusedatheist deist theist

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Word Origin and History for deist

deist

n.

1620s, from French déiste, from Latin deus (see Zeus). Related: Deistic (1795). Also cf. deism.

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