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spiritualist

[ spir-i-choo-uh-list ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu ə lɪst /
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noun

an adherent of spiritualism.
a person who is concerned with or insists on the spiritual side of things.

RELATED WORDS

diviner, medium, seer, prophet, augur, oracle, soothsayer, clairvoyant, predictor, psychic

Nearby words

spirits of wine, spiritual, spiritual bouquet, spiritual incest, spiritualism, spiritualist, spirituality, spiritualize, spirituals, spiritualty, spirituel

Origin of spiritualist

First recorded in 1640–50; spiritual + -ist
Related formsan·ti·spir·it·u·al·ist, noun, adjective
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Word Origin and History for spiritualist

spiritualist


n.

1852, "one who believes in the ability of the living to communicate with the dead via a medium," from spiritual + -ist (also see spirit).

Every two or three years the Americans have a paroxysm of humbug -- ... at the present time it is Spiritual-ism. [J.Dix, "Transatlantic Tracings," 1853]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper