revivalist

[ ri-vahy-vuh-list ]
/ rɪˈvaɪ və lɪst /
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noun

a person, especially a member of the clergy, who promotes or holds religious revivals.
a person who revives former customs, methods, etc.

Nearby words

  1. revitalization,
  2. revitalize,
  3. revival,
  4. revival of learning,
  5. revivalism,
  6. revive,
  7. revivification,
  8. revivify,
  9. reviviscence,
  10. revivor

Origin of revivalist

First recorded in 1810–20; revival + -ist

Related formsre·viv·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·re·viv·al·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for revivalists

revivalist

/ (rɪˈvaɪvəlɪst) /

noun

a person who holds, promotes, or presides over religious revivals
a person who revives customs, institutions, ideas, etc

adjective

of, relating to, or characterizing revivalism or religious revivalsa revivalist meeting
Derived Formsrevivalistic, adjective

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