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or i·dyl·ist

  1. a writer of idylls.
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Origin of idyllist

First recorded in 1790–1800; idyll + -ist
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Examples from the Web for idyllist

Historical Examples

  • But he was no idyllist, though he could be tender as Mme. Cottin herself.

    The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Rustic or town life, legends of the gods, and passages of personal experience supply the idyllist with subjects.

  • From an idyllist and elegist we find him suddenly transformed into an unsparing master of poetical satire.

British Dictionary definitions for idyllist


US idylist

  1. a writer of idylls
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