[ yoo-nuh-vur-suh-list ]
/ ˌyu nəˈvɜr sə lɪst /


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.

Origin of universalist

First recorded in 1620–30; universal + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM universalist

non·u·ni·ver·sal·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for universalist

/ (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəlɪst) /


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


characterized by universality

Derived forms of universalist

universalistic, adjective
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