naturist

[ ney-cher-ist ]
/ ˈneɪ tʃər ɪst /

noun

a person who appreciates the beauty and benefits of nature.
a nudist.

Origin of naturist

First recorded in 1675–85; nature + -ist

Related forms

na·tur·ism, noun

Can be confused

naturalist naturist nudist
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Examples from the Web for naturist

  • The naturist is not selfish,—he shares all his joys and discoveries, even to the extent of publishing them.

    The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
  • This practically amounts to a return to the naturist theory.

  • The Naturist who applies the Schroth Cure for the purpose of curing chronic diseases uses fruit as his chief eliminating agent.

  • All these organisms are tenants of the apple-tree, and from the naturist's point of view alone they are not to be overlooked.

    The Apple-Tree|L. H. Bailey