Satanist

[ seyt-n-ist ]
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noun
  1. a person who engages in any of a highly diverse group of religious, philosophical, or countercultural practices centered around Satan, either as a deity or a nontheistic symbol of enlightenment, individualism, or ethical egoism.

  2. a person who participates in a deliberate inversion of Christian rites in which Satan is worshiped.

  1. Also sa·tan·ist . a person with a diabolical or satanic disposition or who engages in diabolical behavior; an evil person.

adjective
  1. relating to or engaging in any of a highly diverse group of religious, philosophical, or countercultural practices centered aroundSatan.

  2. Also sa·tan·ist . diabolical; evil; satanic.

Origin of Satanist

1
First recorded in 1555–65; Satan + -ist

Other words from Satanist

  • Sa·tan·is·tic [seyt-n-is-tik], /ˌseɪt nˈɪs tɪk/, adjective

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How to use Satanist in a sentence

  • Maxwell, an alleged Satanist, was arrested while standing over a homeless man, clutching a 10-inch dagger.

  • After his death, it is said to have unmasked altogether, and Adriano Lemmi himself is depicted as an avowed Satanist.

    Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
  • The naïve mind of the doctor regarded the name as significant in view of his mission; Sata was assuredly a Satanist.

    Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
  • The Satanist would not be complete if he were not an abominable hypocrite.

    L-bas | J. K. Huysmans