a person characterized by universalism, as in knowledge, interests, or activities.
(initial capital letter) a member of a liberal religious denomination advocating Universalism.Compare Unitarian Universalism.


(initial capital letter) Also U·ni·ver·sal·is·tic. of or relating to Universalism or Universalists.

Nearby words

  1. universal stage,
  2. universal suffrage,
  3. universal time,
  4. universal time coordinated,
  5. universalism,
  6. universality,
  7. universalizability,
  8. universalize,
  9. universally,
  10. universals

Origin of universalist

First recorded in 1620–30; universal + -ist

Related formsnon·u·ni·ver·sal·ist, noun, adjective

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a person who has a wide range of interests, knowledge, activities, etc


characterized by universality
Derived Formsuniversalistic, adjective

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