Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

deist

[dee-ist]
See more synonyms for deist on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a person who believes in deism.
Show More

Origin of deist

1555–65; < Middle French déiste < Latin de(us) god + French -iste -ist
Related formsde·is·tic, de·is·ti·cal, adjectivede·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·de·ist, nounnon·de·is·tic, adjectivenon·de·is·ti·cal, adjectivenon·de·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·de·is·ti·cal, adjective
Can be confusedatheist deist theist
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for deistic

spiritual, clerical, holy, sectarian, moral, devout, sacred, pious, theological, doctrinal, metaphysical, ecclesiastical, mystical, celestial, angelic, eternal, marvelous, transcendent, supernatural, heavenly

Examples from the Web for deistic

Historical Examples of deistic


Word Origin and History for deistic

deist

n.

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

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper