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symbolist

[ sim-buh-list ]
/ ˈsɪm bə lɪst /
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noun

adjective

of or relating to symbolists or symbolism.

Nearby words

symbolic logic, symbolical books, symbolics, symbolise, symbolism, symbolist, symbolist movement, symbolists, symbolization, symbolize, symbological

Origin of symbolist

First recorded in 1575–85; symbol + -ist
Related formssym·bol·is·tic, adjectivesym·bol·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for symbolistic

symbolist

/ (ˈsɪmbəlɪst) /

noun

a person who uses or can interpret symbols, esp as a means to revealing aspects of truth and reality
an artist or writer who practises symbolism in his work
(usually capital) a writer associated with the symbolist movement
(often capital) an artist associated with the movement of symbolism
Christian theol a person who rejects any interpretation of the Eucharist that suggests that Christ is really present in it, and who maintains that the bread and wine are only symbols of his body and blood

adjective

of, relating to, or characterizing symbolism or symbolists
Derived Formssymbolistic, adjectivesymbolistically, adverb
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