revivalist

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

noun

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

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Origin of revivalist

First recorded in 1810–20; revival + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM revivalist

re·viv·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·re·viv·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for revivalist

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 forms of revivalist

revivalistic, adjective
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