1012 words ending in ~ ist

Abacist (n.) One who uses an abacus in casting accounts; a calculator.
Abaist (p. p.) Abashed; confounded; discomfited.
Abiogenist (n.) One who believes that life can be produced independently of antecedent.
Abolitionist (n.) A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.
Abortionist (n.) One who procures abortion or miscarriage.
Absist (v. i.) To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist.
Absolutist (a.) Of or pertaining to absolutism; arbitrary; despotic; as, absolutist principles.
Absolutist (n.) One who believes that it is possible to realize a cognition or concept of the
absolute.
Absolutist (n.) One who is in favor of an absolute or autocratic government.
Abstractionist (n.) An idealist.
Academist (n.) An Academic philosopher.
Academist (n.) An academician.
Accompanist (n.) The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.
Accordionist (n.) A player on the accordion.
Acephalist (n.) One who acknowledges no head or superior.
Acolothist (n.) See Acolythist.
Acolythist (n.) An acolyte.
Acquist (n.) Acquisition; gain.
Actionist (n.) A shareholder in joint-stock company.
Actualist (n.) One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather
than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist.
Adiaphorist (n.) One of the German Protestants who, with Melanchthon, held some opinions
and ceremonies to be indifferent or nonessential, which Luther condemned as sinful or
heretical.
Adonist (n.) One who maintains that points of the Hebrew word translated "Jehovah" are
really the vowel points of the word "Adonai." See Jehovist.
Adoptionist (n.) One of a sect which maintained that Christ was the Son of God not by nature
but by adoption.
Adventist (n.) One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the
proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists.
Aerologist (n.) One versed in aerology.
Affectationist (n.) One who exhibits affectation.
Agamist (n.) An unmarried person; also, one opposed to marriage.
Agist (v. t.) To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of
cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
Agonist (n.) One who contends for the prize in public games.
Agrammatist (n.) A illiterate person.
Agricolist (n.) A cultivator of the soil; an agriculturist.
Agriculturalist (n.) An agriculturist (which is the preferred form.)
Agriculturist (n.) One engaged or skilled in agriculture; a husbandman.
Agriologist (n.) One versed or engaged in agriology.
Agronomist (n.) One versed in agronomy; a student of agronomy.
Agrostologist (n.) One skilled in agrostology.
Aladinist (n.) One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.
Alchemist (n.) One who practices alchemy.
Alchymist (n.) Alt. of Alchymy
Alcoranist (n.) One who adheres to the letter of the Koran, rejecting all traditions.
Algebraist (n.) One versed in algebra.
Algologist (n.) One learned about algae; a student of algology.
Alkoranist (n.) Same as Alcoranist.
Allegorist (n.) One who allegorizes; a writer of allegory.
Allodialist (n.) One who holds allodial land.
Allopathist (n.) One who practices allopathy; one who professes allopathy.
Alopecist (n.) A practitioner who tries to prevent or cure baldness.
Alpist (n.) Alt. of Alpia
Alum schist () Alt. of Alum shale
Ambitionist (n.) One excessively ambitious.
Amethodist (n.) One without method; a quack.
Amnicolist (n.) One who lives near a river.
Amorist (n.) A lover; a gallant.
Anabaptist (n.) A name sometimes applied to a member of any sect holding that rebaptism is
necessary for those baptized in infancy.
Anagrammatist (n.) A maker anagrams.
Analogist (n.) One who reasons from analogy, or represent, by analogy.
Anarchist (n.) An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil
government.
Anatomist (n.) One who is skilled in the art of anatomy, or dissection.
Anecdotist (n.) One who relates or collects anecdotes.
Animalculist (n.) A believer in the theory of animalculism.
Animalculist (n.) One versed in the knowledge of animalcules.
Animist (n.) One who maintains the doctrine of animism.
Annexationist (n.) One who favors annexation.
Annexionist (n.) An annexationist.
Annihilationist (n.) One who believes that eternal punishment consists in annihilation or
extinction of being; a destructionist.
Annotationist (n.) An annotator.
Annualist (n.) One who writes for, or who edits, an annual.
Antagonist (a.) Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.
Antagonist (n.) A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when
absorbed into the blood or tissues.
Antagonist (n.) A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is
the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.
Antagonist (n.) One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an
opponent.
Antarchist (n.) One who opposes all government.
Anthologist (n.) One who compiles an anthology.
Anthropologist (n.) One who is versed in anthropology.
Anthropomorphist (n.) One who attributes the human form or other human attributes to the
Deity or to anything not human.
Anthropotomist (n.) One who is versed in anthropotomy, or human anatomy.
Antichrist (n.) A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power,
expected to precede Christ's second coming.
Anti-federalist (n.) One of party opposed to a federative government; -- applied particularly to
the party which opposed the adoption of the constitution of the United States.
Antiloquist (n.) A contradicter.
Antimonarchist (n.) An enemy to monarchial government.
Antinomist (n.) An Antinomian.
Antipathist (n.) One who has an antipathy.
Antiquist (n.) An antiquary; a collector of antiques.
Antisocialist (n.) One opposed to the doctrines and practices of socialists or socialism.
Antitheist (n.) A disbeliever in the existence of God.
Antivaccinationist (n.) An antivaccinist.
Antivaccinist (n.) One opposed to vaccination.
Antivivisectionist (n.) One opposed to vivisection
Aorist (n.) A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time,
but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.
Apiologist (n.) A student of bees.
Apocalyptist (n.) The writer of the Apocalypse.
Apocryphalist (n.) One who believes in, or defends, the Apocrypha.
Apologist (n.) One who makes an apology; one who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a
cause, or an institution; especially, one who argues in defense of Christianity.
Apothegmatist (n.) A collector or maker of apothegms.
Appanagist (n.) A prince to whom an appanage has been granted.
Aquarellist (n.) A painter in thin transparent water colors.
Arabist (n.) One well versed in the Arabic language or literature; also, formerly, one who
followed the Arabic system of surgery.
Arachnologist (n.) One who is versed in, or studies, arachnology.
Arboriculturist (n.) One who cultivates trees.
Archaeologist (n.) One versed in archaeology; an antiquary.
Archivist (n.) A keeper of archives or records.
Arcubalist (n.) A crossbow.
Areopagist (n.) See Areopagite.
Arist () 3d sing. pres. of Arise, for ariseth.
Artillerist (n.) A person skilled in artillery or gunnery; a gunner; an artilleryman.
Artist (n.) An artful person; a schemer.
Artist (n.) One who practices some mechanic art or craft; an artisan.
Artist (n.) One who professes and practices an art in which science and taste preside over the
manual execution.
Artist (n.) One who shows trained skill or rare taste in any manual art or occupation.
Assientist (n.) A shareholder of the Assiento company; one of the parties to the Assiento
contract.
Assist (v. i.) To be present as a spectator; as, to assist at a public meeting.
Assist (v. i.) To lend aid; to help.
Assist (v. t.) To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to
aid; to succor.
Associationist (n.) One who explains the higher functions and relations of the soul by the
association of ideas; e. g., Hartley, J. C. Mill.
Assyriologist (n.) One versed in Assyriology; a student of Assyrian archaeology.
Atheist (n.) A godless person.
Atheist (n.) One who disbelieves or denies the existence of a God, or supreme intelligent
Being.
Atmologist (n.) One who is versed in atmology.
Atomist (n.) One who holds to the atomic philosophy or theory.
Aurist (n.) One skilled in treating and curing disorders of the ear.
Autobiographist (n.) One who writes his own life; an autobiographer.
Autoomist (n.) One who advocates autonomy.
Autotheist (n.) One given to self-worship.
Averroist (n.) One of a sect of peripatetic philosophers, who appeared in Italy before the
restoration of learning; so denominated from Averroes, or Averrhoes, a celebrated Arabian
philosopher. He held the doctrine of monopsychism.
Baalist (n.) Alt. of Baalite
Babist (n.) A believer in Babism.
Bacteriologist (n.) One skilled in bacteriology.
Bacterioscopist (n.) One skilled in bacterioscopic examinations.
Balloonist (n.) An aeronaut.
Baptist (n.) One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of
sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should
be by immersion. See Anabaptist.
Baptist (n.) One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of
Christ.
Barrowist (n.) A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the founders of Independency or
Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1953.
Bassoonist (n.) A performer on the bassoon.
Battologist (n.) One who battologizes.
Belle-lettrist (n.) One versed in belles-lettres.
Bemist (v. t.) To envelop in mist.
Biblicist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the
Scriptures.
Bibliolatrist (n.) A worshiper of books; especially, a worshiper of the Bible; a believer in its
verbal inspiration.
Bibliopegist (n.) A bookbinder.
Bibliophilist (n.) A lover of books.
Bibliopolist (n.) Same as Bibliopole.
Bibliotaphist (n.) One who hides away books, as in a tomb.
Biblist (n.) A biblical scholar; a biblicist.
Biblist (n.) One who makes the Bible the sole rule of faith.
Bicyclist (n.) A bicycler.
Bilinguist (n.) One versed in two languages.
Bimetallist (n.) An advocate of bimetallism.
Biogenist (n.) A believer in the theory of biogenesis.
Biologist (n.) A student of biology; one versed in the science of biology.
Boist (n.) A box.
Bonapartist (n.) One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.
Bourbonist (n.) One who adheres to the house of Bourbon; a legitimist.
Brahmanist (n.) Alt. of Brahminist
Brahminist (n.) An adherent of the religion of the Brahmans.
Bromatologist (n.) One versed in the science of foods.
Bryologist (n.) One versed in bryology.
Bullionist (n.) An advocate for a metallic currency, or a paper currency always convertible into
gold.
Bullist (n.) A writer or drawer up of papal bulls.
Bureaucratist (n.) An advocate for , or supporter of, bureaucracy.
Calligraphist (n.) A calligrapher
Calvinist (n.) A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.
Cambist (n.) A banker; a money changer or broker; one who deals in bills of exchange, or who
is skilled in the science of exchange.
Campanologist (n.) One skilled in campanology; a bell ringer.
Capitalist (n.) One who has capital; one who has money for investment, or money invested;
esp. a person of large property, which is employed in business.
Caricaturist (n.) One who caricatures.
Carlist (n.) A partisan of Charles X. of France, or of Don Carlos of Spain.
Carnalist (n.) A sensualist.
Carpologist (n.) One who describes fruits; one versed in carpology.
Cartoonist (n.) One skilled in drawing cartoons.
Carvist (n.) A hawk which is of proper age and training to be carried on the hand; a hawk in its
first year.
Casualist (n.) One who believes in casualism.
Casuist (n.) One who is skilled in, or given to, casuistry.
Casuist (v. i.) To play the casuist.
Catabaptist (n.) One who opposes baptism, especially of infants.
Cataclysmist (n.) One who believes that the most important geological phenomena have been
produced by cataclysms.
Catastrophist (n.) One who holds the theory or catastrophism.
Catechist (n.) One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.
Catechumenist (n.) A catechumen.
Categorist (n.) One who inserts in a category or list; one who classifies.
Catharist (n.) One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; --
applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.
Causationist (n.) One who believes in the law of universal causation.
Celibatist (n.) One who lives unmarried.
Cellarist (n.) Same as Cellarer.
Centurist (n.) An historian who distinguishes time by centuries, esp. one of those who wrote
the "Magdeburg Centuries." See under Century.
Cerebralist (n.) One who accepts cerebralism.
Cerographist (n.) One who practices cerography.
Cetologist (a.) One versed in cetology.
Chalcographist (n.) An engraver on copper or brass; hence, an engraver of copper plates for
printing upon paper.
Charterist (n.) Same as Chartist.
Chemist (n.) A person versed in chemistry or given to chemical investigation; an analyst; a
maker or seller of chemicals or drugs.
Chiaroscurist (n.) A painter who cares for and studies light and shade rather than color.
Chirographist (n.) A chirographer; a writer or engrosser.
Chirographist (n.) One who tells fortunes by examining the hand.
Chirologist (n.) One who communicates thoughts by signs made with the hands and fingers.
Chiromanist (n.) Alt. of Chiromantist
Chiromantist (n.) A chiromancer.
Chiropodist (n.) One who treats diseases of the hands and feet; especially, one who removes
corns and bunions.
Chirosophist (n.) A fortune teller.
Choralist (n.) A singer or composer of chorals.
Chorist (n.) A singer in a choir; a chorister.
Christ (n.) The Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the
Hebrew Messiah.
Chronogrammatist (n.) A writer of chronograms.
Chronologist (n.) Alt. of Chronologer
Chymist () Alt. of Chymistry
Cist (n.) A box or chest. Specifically: (a) A bronze receptacle, round or oval, frequently
decorated with engravings on the sides and cover, and with feet, handles, etc., of decorative
castings. (b) A cinerary urn. See Illustration in Appendix.
Cist (n.) See Cyst.
Classicalist (n.) One who adheres to what he thinks the classical canons of art.
Classicist (n.) One learned in the classics; an advocate for the classics.
Climatologist (n.) One versed in, or who studies, climatology.
Coalitionist (n.) One who joins or promotes a coalition; one who advocates coalition.
Codist (n.) A codifier; a maker of codes.
Coexist (v. i.) To exist at the same time; -- sometimes followed by with.
Coleopterist (n.) One versed in the study of the Coleoptera.
Collectivist (a.) Relating to, or characteristic of, collectivism.
Collectivist (n.) An advocate of collectivism.
Colloquist (n.) A speaker in a colloquy or dialogue.
Collybist (n.) A money changer.
Colonizationist (n.) A friend to colonization, esp. (U. S. Hist) to the colonization of Africa by
emigrants from the colored population of the United States.
Communalist (n.) An advocate of communalism.
Communist (n.) A supporter of the commune of Paris.
Communist (n.) An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.
Computist (n.) A computer.
Comtist (n.) A disciple of Comte; a positivist.
Conceptionalist (n.) A conceptualist.
Conceptualist (n.) One who maintains the theory of conceptualism.
Concessionist (n.) One who favors concession.
Conchologist (n.) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.
Conchyliologist (n.) Alt. of Conchyliology
Conclavist (n.) One of the two ecclesiastics allowed to attend a cardinal in the conclave.
Concordist (n.) The compiler of a concordance.
Confessionalist (n.) A priest hearing, or sitting to hear, confession.
Confessionist (n.) One professing a certain faith.
Conformist (n.) One who conforms or complies; esp., one who conforms to the Church of
England, or to the Established Church, as distinguished from a dissenter or nonconformist.
Confucianist (n.) A follower of Confucius; a Confucian.
Congregationalist (n.) One who belongs to a Congregational church or society; one who holds
to Congregationalism.
Conjecturalist (n.) A conjecturer.
Consist (v. i.) To be composed or made up; -- followed by of.
Consist (v. i.) To be consistent or harmonious; to be in accordance; -- formerly used absolutely,
now followed by with.
Consist (v. i.) To have as its substance or character, or as its foundation; to be; -- followed by
in.
Consist (v. i.) To insist; -- followed by on.
Consist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of parts
in union or connection; to hold together; to be; to exist; to subsist; to be supported and
maintained.
Constitutionalist (n.) One who advocates a constitutional form of government; a
constitutionalist.
Constitutionist (n.) One who adheres to the constitution of the country.
Constructionist (n.) One who puts a certain construction upon some writing or instrument, as
the Constitutions of the United States; as, a strict constructionist; a broad constructionist.
Consubstantialist (n.) One who believes in consubstantiation.
Contagionist (n.) One who believes in the contagious character of certain diseases, as of
yellow fever.
Contemplatist (n.) A contemplator.
Contertionist (n.) One who makes or practices contortions.
Contrabandist (n.) One who traffics illegally; a smuggler.
Contrapuntist (n.) One skilled in counterpoint.
Controversialist (n.) One who carries on a controversy; a disputant.
Controvertist (n.) One skilled in or given to controversy; a controversialist.
Conventionalist (n.) One who adheres to a convention or treaty.
Conventionalist (n.) One who is governed by conventionalism.
Conventionist (n.) One who enters into a convention, covenant, or contract.
Conversationalist (n.) A conversationist.
Conversationist (n.) One who converses much, or who excels in conversation.
Convivialist (n.) A person of convivial habits.
Convocationist (n.) An advocate or defender of convocation.
Convulsionist (n.) One who has convulsions; esp., one of a body of fanatics in France, early in
the eighteenth century, who went into convulsions under the influence of religious emotion;
as, the Convulsionists of St. Medard.
Copist (n.) A copier.
Copyist (n.) A copier; a transcriber; an imitator; a plagiarist.
Co-religionist (n.) One of the same religion with another.
Cornist (n.) A performer on the cornet or horn.
Corporealist (n.) One who denies the reality of spiritual existences; a materialist.
Correligionist (n.) A co-religion/ist.
Corruptionist (n.) One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption.
Cosmogonist (n.) One who treats of the origin of the universe; one versed in cosmogony.
Cosmologist (n.) One who describes the universe; one skilled in cosmology.
Councilist (n.) One who belong to a council; one who gives an opinion.
Craniologist (n.) One proficient in craniology; a phrenologist.
Cranioscopist (n.) One skilled in, or who practices, cranioscopy.
Cremationist (n.) One who advocates the practice of cremation.
Criminalist (n.) One versed in criminal law.
Crustaceologist (n.) One versed in crustaceology; a crustalogist.
Crustalogist (n.) One versed in crustalogy.
Cryptogamist (n.) One skilled in cryptogamic botany.
Cryptographist (n.) Same as Cryptographer.
Culturist (n.) A cultivator.
Culturist (n.) One who is an advocate of culture.
Cumulatist (n.) One who accumulates; one who collects.
Curialist (n.) One who belongs to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.
Cyclist (n.) A cycler.
Cyclopedist (n.) A maker of, or writer for, a cyclopedia.
Cymbalist (n.) A performer upon cymbals.
Dactylist (n.) A writer of dactylic verse.
Daguerreotypist (n.) One who takes daguerreotypes.
Damianist (n.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century, who held
heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
Decalogist (n.) One who explains the decalogue.
Decretist (n.) One who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the decretals.
Defectionist (n.) One who advocates or encourages defection.
Degenerationist (n.) A believer in the theory of degeneration, or hereditary degradation of
type; as, the degenerationists hold that savagery is the result of degeneration from a superior
state.
Deipnosophist (n.) One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned
conversation at meals.
Deist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God, but denies revealed religion; a
freethinker.
Democratist (n.) A democrat.
Demolitionist (n.) A demolisher.
Demonologist (n.) One who writes on, or is versed in, demonology.
Demonomist (n.) One in subjection to a demon, or to demons.
Dendrologist (n.) One versed in the natural history of trees.
Denominationalist (n.) One imbued with a denominational spirit.
Dentiloquist (n.) One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.
Dentist (n.) One whose business it is to clean, extract, or repair natural teeth, and to make and
insert artificial ones; a dental surgeon.
Deontologist (n.) One versed in deontology.
Dermatologist (n.) One who discourses on the skin and its diseases; one versed in
dermatology.
Desist (v. i.) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
Despotist (n.) A supporter of despotism.
Destinist (n.) A believer in destiny; a fatalist.
Destructionist (n.) One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the
wicked; -- called also annihilationist.
Destructionist (n.) One who delights in destroying that which is valuable; one whose principles
and influence tend to destroy existing institutions; a destructive.
Determinist (n.) One who believes in determinism. Also adj.; as, determinist theories.
Deuterogamist (n.) One who marries the second time.
Deuteronomist (n.) The writer of Deuteronomy.
Devotionalist (n.) Alt. of Devotionist
Devotionist (n.) One given to devotion, esp. to excessive formal devotion.
Dialist (n.) A maker of dials; one skilled in dialing.
Dialogist (n.) A speaker in a dialogue.
Dialogist (n.) A writer of dialogues.
Diarist (n.) One who keeps a diary.
Diatribist (n.) One who makes a diatribe or diatribes.
Dichotomist (n.) One who dichotomizes.
Dietetist (n.) A physician who applies the rules of dietetics to the cure of diseases.
Dietist (n.) Alt. of Dietitian
Diluvialist (n.) One who explains geological phenomena by the Noachian deluge.
Diplomatist (n.) A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.
Discursist (n.) A discourser.
Dissertationist (n.) A writer of dissertations.
Distributionist (n.) A distributer.
Disunionist (n.) An advocate of disunion, specifically, of disunion of the United States.
Diurnalist (n.) A journalist.
Dogmatist (n.) One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant
advancer of principles.
Dramatist (n.) The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.
Dramaturgist (n.) One versed in dramaturgy.
Dualist (n.) One who administers two offices.
Dualist (n.) One who believes in dualism; a ditheist.
Duelist (n.) One who fights in single combat.
Ebonist (n.) One who works in ebony.
Ecclesiologist (n.) One versed in ecclesiology.
Economist (n.) One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality;
one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.
Economist (n.) One who is conversant with political economy; a student of economics.
Educationist (n.) One who is versed in the theories of, or who advocates and promotes,
education.
Egoist (n.) A believer in egoism.
Egoist (n.) One given overmuch to egoism or thoughts of self.
Egotist (n.) One addicted to egotism; one who speaks much of himself or magnifies his own
achievements or affairs.
Egyptologist (n.) One skilled in the antiquities of Egypt; a student of Egyptology.
Electro-biologist (n.) One versed in electro-biology.
Elegist (n.) A write of elegies.
Elocutionist (n.) One who is versed in elocution; a teacher of elocution.
Elogist (n.) One who pronounces an eloge.
Elohist (n.) The writer, or one of the writers, of the passages of the Old Testament, notably
those of Elohim instead of Jehovah, as the name of the Supreme Being; -- distinguished from
Jehovist.
Emancipationist (n.) An advocate of emancipation, esp. the emancipation of slaves.
Emancipist (n.) A freed convict.
Emblematist (n.) A writer or inventor of emblems.
Embryologist (n.) One skilled in embryology.
Emigrationist (n.) An advocate or promoter of emigration.
Empiricist (n.) An empiric.
Enamelist (n.) One who enamels; a workman or artist who applies enamels in ornamental
work.
Encyclopedist (n.) The compiler of an encyclopedia, or one who assists in such compilation;
also, one whose knowledge embraces the whole range of the sciences.
Enigmatist (n.) One who makes, or talks in, enigmas.
Enlist (v. i.) To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the
regular army; the men enlisted for the war.
Enlist (v. i.) To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.
Enlist (v. t.) To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or
register; as, to enlist men.
Enlist (v. t.) To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
Enlist (v. t.) To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist
persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.
Enmist (v. t.) To infold, as in a mist.
Entomologist (n.) One versed in entomology.
Entomotomist (n.) One who practices entomotomy.
Entozoologist (n.) One versed in the science of the Entozoa.
Entwist (v. t.) To twist or wreathe round; to intwine.
Ephemerist (n.) One who keeps an ephemeris; a journalist.
Ephemerist (n.) One who studies the daily motions and positions of the planets.
Epidemiologist (n.) A person skilled in epidemiology.
Epigenesist (n.) One who believes in, or advocates the theory of, epigenesis.
Epigrammatist (n.) One who composes epigrams, or makes use of them.
Epigrammist (n.) An epigrammatist.
Epigraphist (n.) A student of, or one versed in, epigraphy.
Epitaphist (n.) An epitapher.
Epitomist (n.) One who makes an epitome; one who abridges; an epitomizer.
Eponymist (n.) One from whom a race, tribe, city, or the like, took its name; an eponym.
Equilibrist (n.) One who balances himself in unnatural positions and hazardous movements; a
balancer.
Erpetologist (n.) Herpetologist.
Etacist (n.) One who favors etacism.
Eternalist (n.) One who holds the existence of matter to be from eternity.
Ethnologist (n.) One versed in ethnology; a student of ethnology.
Ethologist (n.) One who studies or writes upon ethology.
Etymologist (n.) One who investigates the derivation of words.
Eucharist (n.) The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.
Eucharist (n.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of
commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems;
the communion.
Eudaemonist (n.) One who believes in eudemonism.
Eudemonist (n.) Alt. of Eudaemonist
Euhemerist (n.) One who advocates euhemerism.
Evolutionist (n.) One skilled in evolutions.
Evolutionist (n.) one who holds the doctrine of evolution, either in biology or in metaphysics.
Exclusionist (n.) One who would exclude another from some right or privilege; esp., one of the
anti-popish politicians of the time of Charles II.
Exclusivist (n.) One who favor or practices any from of exclusiveness or exclusivism.
Excursionist (n.) One who goes on an excursion, or pleasure trip.
Exegetist (n.) One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation; -- also called exegete.
Exist (v. i.) To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material
or spiritual.
Exist (v. i.) To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
Exist (v. i.) To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor
fishes on land.
Expeditionist (n.) One who goes upon an expedition. [R].
Experientiallist (n.) One who accepts the doctrine of experientialism. Also used adjectively.
Experimentist (n.) An experimenter.
Experimetalist (n.) One who makes experiments; an experimenter.
Expiatist (n.) An expiator.
Extensionist (n.) One who favors or advocates extension.
Extremist (n.) A supporter of extreme doctrines or practice; one who holds extreme opinions.
Factionist (n.) One who promotes faction.
Fallowist (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.
Fashionist (n.) An obsequious follower of the modes and fashions.
Fatiloquist (n.) A fortune teller.
Faunist (n.) One who describes the fauna of country; a naturalist.
Federalist (n.) An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the
Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political
party which favored the administration of president Washington.
Fetichist (n.) Alt. of Fetishist
Fetishist (n.) A believer in fetiches.
Feudalist (n.) An upholder of feudalism.
Feudist (n.) A writer on feuds; a person versed in feudal law.
Feuilltonist (n.) A writer of feuilletons.
Fictionist (n.) A writer of fiction.
Financialist (n.) A financier.
Fist (n.) The hand with the fingers doubled into the palm; the closed hand, especially as
clinched tightly for the purpose of striking a blow.
Fist (n.) the index mark [/], used to direct special attention to the passage which follows.
Fist (n.) The talons of a bird of prey.
Fist (v. t.) To gripe with the fist.
Fist (v. t.) To strike with the fist.
Floriculturist (n.) One skilled in the cultivation of flowers; a florist.
Florist (n.) A cultivator of, or dealer in, flowers.
Florist (n.) One who writes a flora, or an account of plants.
Flutist (n.) A performer on the flute; a flautist.
Flutist (n.) To be in agitation; to move irregularly; to flucttuate; to be uncertainty.
Flutist (n.) To move about briskly, irregularly, or with great bustle and show, without much
result.
Flutist (n.) To move with quick vibrations or undulations; as, a sail flutters in the wind; a
fluttering fan.
Fluvialist (n.) One who exlpains geological phenomena by the action of streams.
Fluxionist (n.) One skilled in fluxions.
Fohist (n.) A Buddhist priest. See Fo.
Foist (n.) A foister; a sharper.
Foist (n.) A light and fast-sailing ship.
Foist (n.) A trick or fraud; a swindle.
Foist (v. t.) To insert surreptitiously, wrongfully, or without warrant; to interpolate; to pass off
(something spurious or counterfeit) as genuine, true, or worthy; -- usually followed by in.
Formalist (n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests
in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without
possessing the life and spirit of religion.
Fossilist (n.) One who is versed in the science of fossils; a paleontologist.
Fourierist (n.) Alt. of Fourierite
Fragmentist (n.) A writer of fragments; as, the fragmentist of Wolfenbuttel.
Frist (v. t.) To sell upon credit, as goods.
Fuguist (n.) A musician who composes or performs fugues.
Fumifugist (n.) One who, or that which, drives away smoke or fumes.
Funambulist (n.) A ropewalker or ropedancer.
Fungologist (n.) A mycologist.
Fustianist (n.) A writer of fustian.
Galactophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, milk.
Galvanist (n.) One versed in galvanism.
Galvanologist (n.) One who describes the phenomena of galvanism; a writer on galvanism.
Gambist (n.) A performer upon the viola di gamba. See under Viola.
Gastriloquist (n.) One who appears to speak from his stomach; a ventriloquist.
Gastronomist (n.) A gastromomer.
Genealogist (n.) One who traces genealogies or the descent of persons or families.
Geodesist (n.) One versed in geodesy.
Geologist (n.) One versed in the science of geology.
Geophagist (n.) One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc.
Girondist (a.) Of or pertaining to the Girondists.
Girondist (n.) A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative
assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the
department of La Gironde.
Gist (n.) A resting place.
Gist (n.) The main point, as of a question; the point on which an action rests; the pith of a
matter; as, the gist of a question.
Glacialist (n.) One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.
Glassologist (n.) One who defines and explains terms; one who is versed in glossology.
Glist (n.) Glimmer; mica.
Glossarist (n.) A writer of glosses or of a glossary; a commentator; a scholiast.
Glottologist (n.) A linguist; a philologist.
Gnomonist (n.) One skilled in gnomonics.
Gothamist (n.) A wiseacre; a person deficient in wisdom; -- so called from Gotham, in
Nottinghamshire, England, noted for some pleasant blunders.
Grammatist (n.) A petty grammarian.
Grist (n.) Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill
at one time, or the meal it produces.
Grist (n.) In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in
circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands.
Grist (n.) Supply; provision.
Guist (n.) Same as Joust.
Gulist (n.) A glutton.
Gymnosophist (n.) One of a sect of philosophers, said to have been found in India by
Alexander the Great, who went almost naked, denied themselves the use of flesh, renounced
bodily pleasures, and employed themselves in the contemplation of nature.
Hagiologist (n.) One who treats of the sacred writings; a writer of the lives of the saints; a
hagiographer.
Harmonist (n.) Alt. of Harmonite
Harmonist (n.) One who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of
different authors, as of the four evangelists.
Harmonist (n.) One who understands the principles of harmony or is skillful in applying them
in composition; a musical composer.
Harpist (n.) A player on the harp; a harper.
Hautboyist (n.) A player on the hautboy.
Hellenist (n.) One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.
Hellenist (n.) One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of
Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia
Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).
Helminthologist (n.) One versed in helminthology.
Heptarchist (n.) A ruler of one division of a heptarchy.
Herbalist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs,
especially medicinal herbs.
Herbarist (n.) A herbalist.
Herbist (n.) A herbalist.
Herborist (n.) A herbalist.
Heroologist (n.) One who treats of heroes.
Herpetologist (n.) One versed in herpetology, or the natural history of reptiles.
Herpetotomist (n.) One who dissects, or studies the anatomy of, reptiles.
Heterogenist (n.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation, or
heterogenesis.
Heterophemist (n.) One liable to the fault of heterophemy.
Hexametrist (n.) One who writes in hexameters.
Hieroglyphist (n.) One versed in hieroglyphics.
Hierogrammatist (n.) A writer of hierograms; also, one skilled in hieroglyphics.
Hierologist (n.) One versed in, or whostudies, hierology.
Hippophagist (n.) One who eats horseflesh.
Hist (interj.) Hush; be silent; -- a signal for silence.
Histologist (n.) One versed in histology.
Hobbist (n.) One who accepts the doctrines of Thomas Hobbes.
Hoist (n.) That by which anything is hoisted; the apparatus for lifting goods.
Hoist (n.) The act of hoisting; a lift.
Hoist (n.) The height of a fore-and-aft sail next the mast or stay.
Hoist (n.) The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when
flying from a staff.
Hoist (p. p.) Hoisted.
Hoist (v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of
tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
Homeopathist (n.) A believer in, or practitioner of, homeopathy.
Homoeopathist (n.) Alt. of Homoeopathy
Horologist (n.) One versed in horology.
Horoscopist (n.) One versed in horoscopy; an astrologer.
Horticulturist (n.) One who practices horticulture.
Huloist (n.) See Hyloist.
Humoralist (n.) One who favors the humoral pathology or believes in humoralism.
Hybridist (n.) One who hybridizes.
Hydrologist (n.) One skilled in hydrology.
Hydropathist (n.) One who practices hydropathy; a water-cure doctor.
Hygeist (n.) One skilled in hygiena; a hygienist.
Hygienist (n.) One versed in hygiene.
Hyloist (n.) Same as Hylotheist.
Hylopathist (n.) One who believes in hylopathism.
Hylotheist (n.) One who believes in hylotheism.
Hylozoist (n.) A believer in hylozoism.
Hymnist (n.) A writer of hymns.
Hymnologist (n.) A composer or compiler of hymns; one versed in hymnology.
Hypaspist (n.) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer.
Hyperaspist (n.) One who holds a shield over another; hence, a defender.
Hyperbolist (n.) One who uses hyperboles.
Hypnologist (n.) One who is versed in hypnology.
Hypothetist (n.) One who proposes or supports an hypothesis.
Iatrochemist (n.) A physician who explained or treated diseases upon chemical principles; one
who practiced iatrochemistry.
Ichthyologist (n.) One versed in, or who studies, ichthyology.
Ichthyophagist (n.) One who eats, or subsists on, fish.
Ichthyotomist (n.) One skilled in ichthyotomy.
Iconodulist (n.) One who serves images; -- opposed to an iconoclast.
Iconophilist (n.) A student, or lover of the study, of iconography.
Ideologist (n.) One who treats of ideas; one who theorizes or idealizes; one versed in the
science of ideas, or who advocates the doctrines of ideology.
Idolist (n.) A worshiper of idols.
Ignicolist (n.) A worshiper of fire.
Ignorantist (n.) One opposed to the diffusion of knowledge; an obscuriantist.
Illusionist (n.) One given to illusion; a visionary dreamer.
Immaterialist (n.) One who believes in or professes, immaterialism.
Immersionist (n.) One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
Immortalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the immortality of the soul.
Impartialist (n.) One who is impartial.
Imperialist (n.) One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.
Impressionist (n.) One who adheres to the theory or method of impressionism, so called.
Incorporealist (n.) One who believes in incorporealism.
Indifferentist (n.) One governed by indifferentism.
Inexist (v. i.) To exist within; to dwell within.
Infallibilist (n.) One who accepts or maintains the dogma of papal infallibility.
Inflationist (n.) One who favors an increased or very large issue of paper money.
Inlist (v. t.) See Enlist.
Innovationist (n.) One who favors innovation.
Insist (v. i.) To stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon.
Inspirationist (n.) One who holds to inspiration.
Institutist (n.) A writer or compiler of, or a commentator on, institutes.
Instrumentalist (n.) One who plays upon an instrument of music, as distinguished from a
vocalist.
Instrumentist (n.) A performer on a musical instrument; an instrumentalist.
Insurrectionist (n.) One who favors, or takes part in, insurrection; an insurgent.
Intellectualist (n.) One who accepts the doctrine of intellectualism.
Intellectualist (n.) One who overrates the importance of the understanding.
Interjoist (n.) A middle joist or crossbeam.
Interjoist (n.) The space or interval between two joists.
Internationalist (n.) A member of the International; one who believes in, or advocates the
doctrines of, the International.
Internationalist (n.) One who is versed in the principles of international law.
Intertwist (v. t.) To twist together one with another; to intertwine.
Introspectionist (n.) One given to the introspective method of examining the phenomena of
the soul.
Intrusionist (n.) One who intrudes; especially, one who favors the appointment of a clergyman
to a parish, by a patron, against the wishes of the parishioners.
Intuitionalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of intuitionalism.
Intuitionist (n.) Same as Intuitionalist.
Intwist (v. t.) To twist into or together; to interweave.
Ironist (n.) One who uses irony.
Irregularist (n.) One who is irregular.
Irreligionist (n.) One who is irreligious.
-ist () A noun suffix denoting an agent, or doer, one who practices, a believer in; as, theorist,
one who theorizes; socialist, one who holds to socialism; sensualist, one given to sensuality.
Itacist (n.) One who is in favor of itacism.
Jansenist (n.) A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in
the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting
divine grace.
Jargonist (n.) One addicted to jargon; one who uses cant or slang.
Joist (v. t.) To fit or furnish with joists.
Journalist (n.) One who keeps a journal or diary.
Journalist (n.) The conductor of a public journal, or one whose business it to write for a public
journal; an editorial or other professional writer for a periodical.
Jovialist (n.) One who lives a jovial life.
Jovinianist (n.) An adherent to the doctrines of Jovinian, a monk of the fourth century, who
denied the virginity of Mary, and opposed the asceticism of his time.
Judaist (n.) One who believes and practices Judaism.
Jurist (a.) One who professes the science of law; one versed in the law, especially in the civil
law; a writer on civil and international law.
Kantist (n.) A disciple or follower of Kant.
Kist (n.) A chest; hence, a coffin.
Kist (n.) A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such
payment.
Lamaist (n.) Alt. of Lamaite
Lampadist (n.) One who gained the prize in the lampadrome.
Landscapist (n.) A painter of landscapes.
Larcenist (n.) One who commits larceny.
Laryngologist (n.) One who applies himself to laryngology.
Laryngoscopist (n.) One skilled in laryngoscopy.
Legerdemainist (n.) One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.
Legist (n.) One skilled in the laws; a writer on law.
Legitimatist (n.) See Legitimist.
Legitimist (n.) One who supports legitimate authority; esp., one who believes in hereditary
monarchy, as a divine right.
Legitimist (n.) Specifically, a supporter of the claims of the elder branch of the Bourbon
dynasty to the crown of France.
Lepidopterist (n.) One who studies the Lepidoptera.
Lexicographist (n.) A lexicographer.
Lexicologist (n.) One versed in lexicology.
Lexiconist (n.) A writer of a lexicon.
Liberalist (n.) A liberal.
Libidinist (n.) One given to lewdness.
Librettist (n.) One who makes a libretto.
Lichenographist (n.) One who describes lichens; one versed in lichenography.
Lichenologist (n.) One versed in lichenology.
Lipogrammatist (n.) One who makes a lipogram.
List (n.) A
List (n.) A limit or boundary; a border.
List (n.) A little square molding; a fillet; -- called also listel.
List (n.) A narrow strip of wood, esp. sapwood, cut from the edge of a plank or board.
List (n.) A piece of woolen cloth with which the yarns are grasped by a workman.
List (n.) A roll or catalogue, that is row or
List (n.) A strip forming the woven border or selvedge of cloth, particularly of broadcloth, and
serving to strengthen it; hence, a strip of cloth; a fillet.
List (n.) A stripe.
List (n.) A wirelike rim of tin left on an edge of the plate after it is coated.
List (n.) An inclination to one side; as, the ship has a list to starboard.
List (n.) Inclination; desire.
List (n.) The first thin coat of tin.
List (n.) The lobe of the ear; the ear itself.
List (v. i.) To desire or choose; to please.
List (v. i.) To engage in public service by enrolling one's name; to enlist.
List (v. i.) To hearken; to attend; to listen.
List (v. i.) To lean; to inc
List (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if
with list.
List (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
List (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
List (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.
List (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
List (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.
List (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
Literalist (n.) One who adheres to the letter or exact word; an interpreter according to the
letter.
Lithologist (n.) One who is skilled in lithology.
Lithontriptist (n.) Same as Lithotriptist.
Lithotomist (n.) One who performs the operation of cutting for stone in the bladder, or one
who is skilled in the operation.
Lithotriptist (n.) One skilled in breaking and extracting stone in the bladder.
Lithotritist (n.) A lithotriptist.
Liturgiologist (n.) One versed in liturgiology.
Liturgist (n.) One who favors or adheres strictly to a liturgy.
Logomachist (n.) One who contends about words.
Lutist (n.) One who plays on a lute.
Lycanthropist (n.) One affected by the disease lycanthropy.
Lyrist (n.) A musician who plays on the harp or lyre; a composer of lyrical poetry.
Machinist (n.) A constrictor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.
Machinist (n.) A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.
Machinist (n.) One skilled in the use of machine tools.
Madrigalist (n.) A composer of madrigals.
Magazinist (n.) One who edits or writes for a magazine.
Magnetist (n.) One versed in magnetism.
Mahometist (n.) A Mohammedan.
Malacologist (n.) One versed in the science of malacology.
Mammalogist (n.) One versed in mammalogy.
Mammonist (n.) A mammonite.
Mangonist (n.) A slave dealer; also, a strumpet.
Mangonist (n.) One who mangonizes.
Manicheist (n.) Manichaean.
Mannerist (n.) One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment,
carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism.
Mantologist (n.) One who is skilled in mantology; a diviner.
Manualist (n.) One who works with the hands; an artificer.
Martialist (n.) A warrior.
Martyrologist (n.) A writer of martyrology; an historian of martyrs.
Materialist (n.) One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains
that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter.
Materialist (n.) One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist,
who denies it.
Maurist (n.) A member of the Congregation of Saint Maur, an offshoot of the Benedictines,
originating in France in the early part of the seventeenth century. The Maurists have been
distinguished for their interest in literature.
Mazologist (n.) One versed in mazology or mastology.
Mechanist (n.) A maker of machines; one skilled in mechanics.
Mechanist (n.) One who regards the phenomena of nature as the effects of forces merely
mechanical.
Mechanographist (n.) An artist who, by mechanical means, multiplies copies of works of art.
Mechitarist (n.) One of a religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church devoted to the
improvement of Armenians.
Mediaevalist (n.) One who has a taste for, or is versed in, the history of the Middle Ages; one
in sympathy with the spirit or forms of the Middle Ages.
Medievalist () Same as Medi/val, Medi/valism, etc.
Mediocrist (n.) A mediocre person.
Meditatist (n.) One who is given to meditation.
Mekhitarist (n.) See Mechitarist.
Melancholist (n.) One affected with melancholy or dejection.
Melodramatist (n.) One who acts in, or writes, melodramas.
Memoirist (n.) A writer of memoirs.
Memorialist (n.) One who writes or signs a memorial.
Mennonist (n.) Alt. of Mennonite
Mercurialist (n.) A physician who uses much mercury, in any of its forms, in his practice.
Mercurialist (n.) One under the influence of Mercury; one resembling Mercury in character.
Mesmerist (n.) One who practices, or believes in, mesmerism.
Metallist (n.) A worker in metals, or one skilled in metals.
Metallographist (n.) One who writes on the subject of metals.
Metallurgist (n.) One who works in metals, or prepares them for use; one who is skilled in
metallurgy.
Metamorphist (n.) One who believes that the body of Christ was merged into the Deity when
he ascended.
Metaphorist (n.) One who makes metaphors.
Meteorologist (n.) A person skilled in meteorology.
Methodist (a.) Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist
elder.
Methodist (n.) A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious
duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
Methodist (n.) One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded
their practice on reasoning and theory.
Methodist (n.) One who observes method.
Metoposcopist (n.) One versed in metoposcopy.
Metrist (n.) A maker of verses.
Miasmatist (n.) One who has made a special study of miasma.
Microscopist (n.) One skilled in, or given to, microscopy.
Microtomist (n.) One who is skilled in or practices microtomy.
Militarist (n.) A military man.
Millennialist (n.) One who believes that Christ will reign personally on earth a thousand years;
a Chiliast; also, a believer in the universal prevalence of Christianity for a long period.
Millennist (n.) One who believes in the millennium.
Mineralist (n.) One versed in minerals; mineralogist.
Mineralogist (n.) A carrier shell (Phorus).
Mineralogist (n.) One versed in mineralogy; one devoted to the study of minerals.
Miniaturist (n.) A painter of miniatures.
Ministerialist (n.) A supporter of the ministers, or the party in power.
Misanthropist (n.) A misanthrope.
Miscellanist (n.) A writer of miscellanies; miscellanarian.
Misogamist (n.) A hater of marriage.
Misogynist (n.) A woman hater.
Mist (n.) Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of
rain; as, Scotch mist.
Mist (n.) Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision.
Mist (n.) Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the
earth; fog.
Mist (v. i.) To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
Mist (v. t.) To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim.
Modernist (n.) One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.
Modist (n.) One who follows the fashion.
Moist (a.) Fresh, or new.
Moist (a.) Moderately wet; damp; humid; not dry; as, a moist atmosphere or air.
Moist (v. t.) To moisten.
Monarchist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, monarchy.
Monist (n.) A believer in monism.
Monogamist (n.) One who practices or upholds monogamy.
Monogenist (n.) One who maintains that the human races are all of one species; -- opposed to
polygenist.
Monographist (n.) One who writes a monograph.
Monologist (n.) One who soliloquizes; esp., one who monopolizes conversation in company.
Monomachist (n.) One who fights in single combat; a duelist.
Monometallist (n.) One who believes in monometallism as opposed to bimetallism, etc.
Monopolist (n.) One who monopolizes; one who has a monopoly; one who favors monopoly.
Monotheist (n.) One who believes that there is but one God.
Monotonist (n.) One who talks in the same strain or on the same subject until weariness is
produced.
Montanist (n.) A follower of Mintanus, a Phrygian enthusiast of the second century, who
claimed that the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, dwelt in him, and employed him as an instrument
for purifying and guiding men in the Christian life.
Morphologist (n.) One who is versed in the science of morphology.
Motionist (n.) A mover.
Mycologist (n.) One who is versed in, or who studies, mycology.
Myologist (n.) One skilled in myology.
Myriologist (n.) One who composes or sings a myriologue.
Myropolist (n.) One who sells unguents or perfumery.
Mythologist (n.) One versed in, or who writes on, mythology or myths.
Napoleonist (n.) A supporter of the dynasty of the Napoleons.
Nationalist (n.) One who advocates national unity and independence; one of a party favoring
Irish independence.
Naturalist (n.) One versed in natural science; a student of natural history, esp. of the natural
history of animals.
Naturalist (n.) One who holds or maintains the doctrine of naturalism in religion.
Necrologist (n.) One who gives an account of deaths.
Nemophilist (n.) One who is fond of forest or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.
Neogamist (n.) A person recently married.
Neologist (n.) An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who
introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so-
called.
Neologist (n.) One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language.
Neoplatonist (n.) One who held to Neoplatonism; a member of the Neoplatonic school.
Neoterist (n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases.
Nephalist (n.) One who advocates or practices nephalism.
Neptunist (n.) One who adopts the neptunian theory.
Neurologist (n.) One who is versed in neurology; also, one skilled in the treatment of nervous
diseases.
Neurotomist (n.) One who skilled in or practices neurotomy.
Neutralist (n.) A neutral; one who professes or practices neutrality.
Newfanglist (n.) One who is eager for novelties or desirous of change.
Noctambulist (n.) A somnambulist.
Nominalist (n.) One of a sect of philosophers in the Middle Ages, who adopted the opinion of
Roscelin, that general conceptions, or universals, exist in name only.
Nonconformist (n.) One who does not conform to an established church; especially, one who
does not conform to the established church of England; a dissenter.
Nonuniformist (n.) One who believes that past changes in the structure of the earth have
proceeded from cataclysms or causes more violent than are now operating; -- called also
nonuniformitarian.
Nonunionist (n.) One who does not belong, or refuses to belong, to a trades union.
Noologist (n.) One versed in noology.
Nosologist (n.) One versed in nosology.
Notionist (n.) One whose opinions are ungrounded notions.
Notist (n.) An annotator.
Numismatist (n.) One skilled in numismatics; a numismatologist.
Numismatologist (n.) One versed in numismatology.
Objectist (n.) One who adheres to, or is skilled in, the objective philosophy.
Oboist (n.) A performer on the oboe.
Obscurantist (n.) Same as Obscurant.
Obstructionist (a.) Of or pertaining to obstructionists.
Obstructionist (n.) One who hinders progress; one who obstructs business, as in a legislative
body.
Obtrusionist (n.) One who practices or excuses obtrusion.
Occultist (n.) An adherent of occultism.
Oculist (n.) One skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
Odist (n.) A writer of an ode or odes.
Oenophilist (n.) A lover of wine.
Oligarchist (n.) An advocate or supporter of oligarchy.
Oligist (a.) Alt. of Oligistic
Oligist (a.) Hematite or specular iron ore; -- prob. so called in allusion to its feeble magnetism,
as compared with magnetite.
Oneiroscopist (n.) One who interprets dreams.
Onomatologist (n.) One versed in the history of names.
Ontologist (n.) One who is versed in or treats of ontology.
Ophiologist (n.) One versed in the natural history of serpents.
Ophthalmologist (n.) One skilled in ophthalmology; an oculist.
Opinionatist (n.) An opinionist.
Opinionist (n.) One fond of his own notions, or unduly attached to his own opinions.
Opportunist (n.) One who advocates or practices opportunism.
Oppositionist (n.) One who belongs to the opposition party.
Orchardist (n.) One who cultivates an orchard.
Orchidologist (n.) One versed in orchidology.
Organographist (n.) One versed in organography.
Orientalist (n.) An inhabitant of the Eastern parts of the world; an Oriental.
Orientalist (n.) One versed in Eastern languages, literature, etc.; as, the Paris Congress of
Orientalists.
Origenist (n.) A follower of Origen of Alexandria.
Originalist (n.) One who is original.
Ornithologist (n.) One skilled in ornithology; a student of ornithology; one who describes birds.
Ornithotomist (n.) One who is skilled in ornithotomy.
Orologist (n.) One versed in orology.
Orthoepist (n.) One who is skilled in orthoepy.
Orthographist (n.) One who spells words correctly; an orthographer.
Orthopedist (n.) One who prevents, cures, or remedies deformities, esp. in children.
Oryctologist (n.) One versed in oryctology.
Osteologist (n.) One who is skilled in osteology; an osteologer.
Osteotomist (n.) One skilled in osteotomy.
Ostreophagist (n.) One who feeds on oysters.
Otologist (n.) One skilled in otology; an aurist.
Ouranographist (n.) See Uranographist.
Ovariotomist (n.) One who performs, or is skilled in, ovariotomy.
Overmoist (a.) Excessively moist.
Ovist (n.) Same as Ovulist.
Palaetiologist (n.) One versed in palaetiology.
Paleobotanist (n.) One versed in paleobotany.
Paleographist (n.) One versed in paleography; a paleographer.
Paleologist (n.) One versed in paleology; a student of antiquity.
Paleontologist (n.) One versed in paleontology.
Paleophytologist (n.) A paleobotanist.
Palindromist (n.) A writer of palindromes.
Palmcrist (n.) The palma Christi. (Jonah iv. 6, margin, and Douay version, note.)
Pancratist (n.) An athlete; a gymnast.
Panegyrist (n.) One who delivers a panegyric; a eulogist; one who extols or praises, either by
writing or speaking.
Panhellenist (n.) An advocate of Panhellenism.
Pansclavist () Alt. of Pansclavonian
Panslavist (n.) One who favors Panslavism.
Panspermatist (n.) Alt. of Panspermist
Panspermist (n.) A believer in panspermy; one who rejects the theory of spontaneous
generation; a biogenist.
Pantheist (n.) One who holds to pantheism.
Pantheologist (n.) One versed in pantheology.
Pantisocratist (n.) One who favors or supports the theory of a pantisocracy.
Pantologist (n.) One versed in pantology; a writer of pantology.
Pantomimist (n.) An actor in pantomime; also, a composer of pantomimes.
Pantophagist (n.) A person or an animal that has the habit of eating all kinds of food.
Papist (n.) A Roman catholic; one who adheres to the Church of Rome and the authority of the
pope; -- an offensive designation applied to Roman Catholics by their opponents.
Parabolist (n.) A narrator of parables.
Paracelsist (n.) A Paracelsian.
Paradoxist (n.) One who proposes a paradox.
Paragrammatist (n.) A punster.
Paragraphist (n.) A paragrapher.
Partialist (n.) One who holds that the atonement was made only for a part of mankind, that is,
for the elect.
Partialist (n.) One who is partial.
Particularist (n.) One who holds to particularism.
Passionist (n.) A member of a religious order founded in Italy in 1737, and introduced into the
United States in 1852. The members of the order unite the austerities of the Trappists with
the activity and zeal of the Jesuits and Lazarists. Called also Barefooted Clerks of the Most Holy
Cross.
Pathologist (n.) One skilled in pathology; an investigator in pathology; as, the pathologist of a
hospital, whose duty it is to determine the causes of the diseases.
Patrist (n.) One versed in patristics.
Paulianist (n.) A follower of Paul of Samosata, a bishop of Antioch in the third century, who
was deposed for denying the divinity of Christ.
Paulist (n.) A member of The Institute of the Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle,
founded in 1858 by the Rev. I. T. Hecker of New York. The majority of the members were
formerly Protestants.
Pedobaptist (n.) One who advocates or practices infant baptism.
Penologist (n.) One versed in, or a student of, penology.
Perfectibilist (n.) A perfectionist. See also Illuminati, 2.
Perfectionist (n.) One pretending to perfection; esp., one pretending to moral perfection; one
who believes that persons may and do attain to moral perfection and sinlessness in this life.
Periodicalist (n.) One who publishes, or writes for, a periodical.
Persist (v. i.) To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly;
especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; --
sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
Pessimist (a.) Alt. of Pessimistic
Pessimist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist.
Pessimist (n.) One who looks on the dark side of things.
Petaurist (n.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied
genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.
Petrologist (n.) One who is versed in petrology.
Phalangist (n.) Any arboreal marsupial of the genus Phalangista. The vulpine phalangist (P.
vulpina) is the largest species, the full grown male being about two and a half feet long. It has
a large bushy tail.
Pharmaceutist (n.) One skilled in pharmacy; a druggist. See the Note under Apothecary.
Pharmacist (n.) One skilled in pharmacy; a pharmaceutist; a druggist.
Pharmacologist (n.) One skilled in pharmacology.
Pharmacopolist (n.) One who sells medicines; an apothecary.
Phenomenist (n.) One who believes in the theory of phenomenalism.
Philalethist (n.) A lover of the truth.
Philanthropinist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, philanthropinism.
Philanthropist (n.) One who practices philanthropy; one who loves mankind, and seeks to
promote the good of others.
Philatelist (n.) One versed in philately; one who collects postage stamps.
Philhellenist (n.) A friend of Greece; one who supports the cause of the Greeks; particularly,
one who supported them in their struggle for independence against the Turks; a philhellene.
Philogynist (n.) A lover or friend of women; one who esteems woman as the higher type of
humanity; -- opposed to misogynist.
Philologist (n.) One versed in philology.
Philosophist (n.) A pretender in philosophy.
Phlebotomist (n.) One who practiced phlebotomy.
Phonetist (n.) One versed in phonetics; a phonologist.
Phonetist (n.) One who advocates a phonetic spelling.
Phonographist (n.) Phonographer.
Phonologist (n.) One versed in phonology.
Phonotypist (n.) One versed in phonotypy.
Photographist (n.) A photographer.
Photologist (n.) One who studies or expounds the laws of light.
Phraseologist (n.) A collector or coiner of phrases.
Phrenologist (n.) One versed in phrenology; a craniologist.
Physicist (n.) A believer in the theory that the fundamental phenomena of life are to be
explained upon purely chemical and physical principles; -- opposed to vitalist.
Physicist (n.) One versed in physics.
Physiognomist (n.) One skilled in physiognomy.
Physiognomist (n.) One who tells fortunes by physiognomy.
Physiognomist (n.) Same as Physiognomy, 1.
Physiologist (n.) One who is versed in the science of physiology; a student of the properties
and functions of animal and vegetable organs and tissues.
Physoclist (n.) One of the Physoclisti.
Phytolithologist (n.) One versed in phytolithology; a paleobotanist.
Phytologist (n.) One skilled in phytology; a writer on plants; a botanist.
Phytopathologist (n.) One skilled in diseases of plants.
Phytotomist (n.) One versed in phytotomy.
Pianist (n.) A performer, esp. a skilled performer, on the piano.
Piarist (n.) One of a religious order who are the regular clerks of the Scuole Pie (religious
schools), an institute of secondary education, founded at Rome in the last years of the 16th
century.
Pietist (n.) One of a class of religious reformers in Germany in the 17th century who sought to
revive declining piety in the Protestant churches; -- often applied as a term of reproach to
those who make a display of religious feeling. Also used adjectively.
Pillarist (n.) See Stylite.
Pinchfist (n.) A closefisted person; a miser.
Pindarist (n.) One who imitates Pindar.
Pinionist (n.) Any winged creature.
Pisciculturist (n.) One who breeds fish.
Pist (n.) See Piste.
Plagiarist (n.) One who plagiarizes; or purloins the words, writings, or ideas of another, and
passes them off as his own; a literary thief; a plagiary.
Platanist (n.) The soosoo.
Platonist (n.) One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.
Pleasurist (n.) A person devoted to worldly pleasure.
Plebicolist (n.) One who flatters, or courts the favor of, the common people; a demagogue.
Plenist (n.) One who holds that all space is full of matter.
Plotinist (n.) A disciple of Plotinus, a celebrated Platonic philosopher of the third century, who
taught that the human soul emanates from the divine Being, to whom it reunited at death.
Pluralist (n.) A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice.
Plutonist (n.) One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See
Plutonism.
Pneumatologist (n.) One versed in pneumatology.
Polemicist (n.) A polemic.
Politicist (n.) A political writer.
Polyarchist (n.) One who advocates polyarchy; -- opposed to monarchist.
Polygamist (a.) One who practices polygamy, or maintains its lawfulness.
Polygenist (n.) One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more
than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.
Polymathist (n.) One versed in many sciences; a person of various learning.
Polyphonist (n.) A master of polyphony; a contrapuntist.
Polyphonist (n.) A proficient in the art of multiplying sounds; a ventriloquist.
Polyschematist (a.) Having, or existing in, many different forms or fashions; multiform.
Portraitist (n.) A portrait painter.
Port-royalist (n.) One of the dwellers in the Cistercian convent of Port Royal des Champs, near
Paris, when it was the home of the Jansenists in the 17th century, among them being Arnauld,
Pascal, and other famous scholars. Cf. Jansenist.
Postexist (v. i.) To exist after; to live subsequently.
Precisianist (n.) A precisian.
Prelatist (n.) One who supports of advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by
prelates; hence, a high-churchman.
Preterist (n.) One who believes the prophecies of the Apocalypse to have been already
fulfilled.
Preterist (n.) One whose chief interest is in the past; one who regards the past with most
pleasure or favor.
Priscillianist (n.) A follower of Priscillian, bishop of Avila in Spain, in the fourth century, who
mixed various elements of Gnosticism and Manicheism with Christianity.
Probabiliorist (n.) One who holds, in opposition to the probabilists, that a man is bound to do
that which is most probably right.
Probabilist (n.) One who maintains that a man may do that which has a probability of being
right, or which is inculcated by teachers of authority, although other opinions may seem to
him still more probable.
Probabilist (n.) One who maintains that certainty is impossible, and that probability alone is to
govern our faith and actions.
Problematist (n.) One who proposes problems.
Processionalist (n.) One who goes or marches in a procession.
Professionalist (n.) professional person.
Profilist (n.) One who takes profiles.
Progressionist (n.) One who holds to a belief in the progression of society toward perfection.
Progressionist (n.) One who maintains the doctrine of progression in organic forms; -- opposed
to uniformitarian.
Progressist (n.) One who makes, or holds to, progress; a progressionist.
Prohibitionist (n.) One who favors prohibitory duties on foreign goods in commerce; a
protectionist.
Prohibitionist (n.) One who favors the prohibition of the sale (or of the sale and manufacture)
of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
Promorphologist (n.) One versed in the science of promorphology.
Propagandist (n.) A person who devotes himself to the spread of any system of principles.
Proscriptionist (n.) One who proscribes.
Protagonist (n.) One who takes the leading part in a drama; hence, one who takes lead in
some great scene, enterprise, conflict, or the like.
Protectionist (n.) One who favors protection. See Protection, 4.
Protist (n.) One of the Protista.
Protocolist (n.) One who draughts protocols.
Proverbialist (n.) One who makes much use of proverbs in speech or writing; one who
composes, collects, or studies proverbs.
Provincialist (n.) One who lives in a province; a provincial.
Prudentialist (n.) One who is governed by, or acts from, prudential motives.
Psalmographist (n.) A writer of psalms, or sacred songs and hymns.
Pseudologist (n.) One who utters falsehoods; a liar.
Psilanthropist (n.) One who believes that Christ was a mere man.
Psychologist (n.) One who is versed in, devoted to, psychology.
Pteridologist (n.) One who is versed in pteridology.
Publicist (n.) A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who is versed in the science of
public right, the principles of government, etc.
Punctualist (n.) One who is very exact in observing forms and ceremonies.
Punctuist (n.) A punctator.
Purist (n.) One who aims at excessive purity or nicety, esp. in the choice of language.
Purist (n.) One who maintains that the New Testament was written in pure Greek.
Pyrotechnist (n.) One skilled in pyrotechny; one who manufactures fireworks.
Pythonist (n.) A conjurer; a diviner.
Querist (n.) One who inquires, or asks questions.
Questionist (n.) A candidate for honors or degrees who is near the time of his examination.
Questionist (n.) A questioner; an inquirer.
Questrist (n.) A seeker; a pursuer.
Quinologist (n.) One who is versed in quinology.
Quotationist (n.) One who makes, or is given to making, quotations.
Rabbinist (n.) One among the Jews who adhered to the Talmud and the traditions of the
rabbins, in opposition to the Karaites, who rejected the traditions.
Ramist (n.) A follower of Pierre Rame, better known as Ramus, a celebrated French scholar,
who was professor of rhetoric and philosophy at Paris in the reign of Henry II., and opposed
the Aristotelians.
Rapturist (n.) An enthusiast.
Rationalist (n.) One who accepts rationalism as a theory or system; also, disparagingly, a false
reasoner. See Citation under Reasonist.
Reactionist (n.) A reactionary.
Realist (n.) An artist or writer who aims at realism in his work. See Realism, 2.
Realist (n.) One who believes in realism; esp., one who maintains that generals, or the terms
used to denote the genera and species of things, represent real existences, and are not mere
names, as maintained by the nominalists.
Reasonist (n.) A rationalist.
Recensionist (n.) One who makes recensions; specifically, a critical editor.
Redemptionist (n.) A monk of an order founded in 1197; -- so called because the order was
especially devoted to the redemption of Christians held in captivity by the Mohammedans.
Called also Trinitarian.
Red-tapist (n.) One who is tenacious of a strict adherence to official formalities.
Reformist (n.) A reformer.
Relationist (n.) A relative; a relation.
Religionist (n.) One earnestly devoted or attached to a religion; a religious zealot.
Requisitionist (n.) One who makes or signs a requisition.
Reservist (n.) A member of a reserve force of soldiers or militia.
Resist (v. i.) To make opposition.
Resist (v. t.) To be distasteful to.
Resist (v. t.) To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
Resist (v. t.) To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
Resist (v. t.) To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in
opposition to; to oppose.
Resolutionist (n.) One who makes a resolution.
Restorationist (n.) One who believes in a temporary future punishment and a final restoration
of all to the favor and presence of God; a Universalist.
Resurrectionist (n.) One who steals bodies from the grave, as for dissection.
Revivalist (n.) A clergyman or layman who promotes revivals of religion; an advocate for
religious revivals; sometimes, specifically, a clergyman, without a particular charge, who goes
about to promote revivals. Also used adjectively.
Revolutionist (n.) One engaged in effecting a change of government; a favorer of revolution.
Rhapsodist (n.) Anciently, one who recited or composed a rhapsody; especially, one whose
profession was to recite the verses of Hormer and other epic poets.
Rhapsodist (n.) Hence, one who recites or sings poems for a livelihood; one who makes and
repeats verses extempore.
Rhapsodist (n.) One who writes or speaks disconnectedly and with great excitement or
affectation of feeling.
Rhinologist (n.) One skilled in rhinology.
Rhymist (n.) A rhymer; a rhymester.
Ripienist (n.) A player in the ripieno portion of an orchestra. See Ripieno.
Rist () 3d pers. sing. pres. of Rise, contracted from riseth.
Ritualist (n.) One skilled un, or attached to, a ritual; one who advocates or practices ritualism.
Rodomontadist (n.) One who boasts.
Roist (v. i.) See Roister.
Romanticist (n.) One who advocates romanticism in modern literature.
Romist (n.) A Roman Catholic.
Ruricolist (n.) An inhabitant of the country.
Russophilist (n.) One who, not being a Russian, favors Russian policy and aggrandizement.
Russophobist () One who dreads Russia or Russian influence.
Sacramentalist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of the real objective presence of Christ's body
and blood in the holy eucharist.
Sacrilegist (n.) One guilty of sacrilege.
Sacrist (n.) A sacristan; also, a person retained in a cathedral to copy out music for the choir,
and take care of the books.
Saintologist (n.) One who writes the lives of saints.
Salvationist (n.) An evangelist, a member, or a recruit, of the Salvation Army.
Sanhedrist (n.) A member of the sanhedrin.
Sanitarist (n.) A sanitarian.
Sanskritist (n.) One versed in Sanskrit.
Schematist (n.) One given to forming schemes; a projector; a schemer.
Schist (n.) Any crystal
Scotist (n.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who
maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or
followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.
Scripturalist (n.) One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.
Scripturist (n.) One who is strongly attached to, or versed in, the Scriptures, or who endeavors
to regulate his life by them.
Scrupulist (n.) A scrupler.
Secessionist (n.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the
Union at its will.
Secessionist (n.) One who upholds secession.
Sectist (n.) One devoted to a sect; a soetary.
Selenographist (n.) A selenographer.
Selfist (n.) A selfish person.
Semaphorist (n.) One who manages or operates a semaphore.
Seminarist (n.) A member of, or one educated in, a seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic
educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
Sensationalist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.
Sensationalist (n.) One who practices sensational writing or speaking.
Sensist (n.) One who, in philosophy, holds to sensism.
Sensualist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of sensualism.
Sensualist (n.) One who is sensual; one given to the indulgence of the appetites or senses as
the means of happiness.
Sententiarist (n.) A sententiary.
Sentimentalist (n.) One who has, or affects, sentiment or fine feeling.
Separatist (n.) One who withdraws or separates himself; especially, one who withdraws from a
church to which he has belonged; a seceder from an established church; a dissenter; a
nonconformist; a schismatic; a sectary.
Septembrist (n.) An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d
of September, 1792.
Sexdigitist (n.) One who has six fingers on a hand, or six toes on a foot.
Shist () Alt. of Shistose
Siderographist (n.) One skilled in siderography.
Signaturist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of signatures impressed upon objects, indicative
of character or qualities.
Sinecurist (n.) One who has a sinecure.
Singularist (n.) One who affects singularity.
Sinologist (n.) A sinologue.
Sist (n.) A stay or suspension of proceedings; an order for a stay of proceedings.
Sist (v. t.) To cause to take a place, as at the bar of a court; hence, to cite; to summon; to bring
into court.
Sist (v. t.) To stay, as judicial proceedings; to delay or suspend; to stop.
Sociologist (n.) One who treats of, or devotes himself to, the study of sociology.
Soloist (n.) One who sings or plays a solo.
Somnambulist (n.) A person who is subject to somnambulism; one who walks in his sleep; a
sleepwalker; a noctambulist.
Somniloquist (n.) One who talks in his sleep.
Somnipathist (n.) A person in a state of somniapathy.
Sophist (n.) Hence, an impostor in argument; a captious or fallacious reasoner.
Sophist (n.) One of a class of men who taught eloquence, philosophy, and politics in ancient
Greece; especially, one of those who, by their fallacious but plausible reasoning, puzzled
inquirers after truth, weakened the faith of the people, and drew upon themselves general
hatred and contempt.
Specialist (n.) One who devotes himself to some specialty; as, a medical specialist, one who
devotes himself to diseases of particular parts of the body, as the eye, the ear, the nerves, etc.
Spectroscopist (n.) One who investigates by means of a spectroscope; one skilled in the use of
the spectroscope.
Speculatist (n.) One who speculates, or forms theories; a speculator; a theorist.
Spermalist (n.) See Spermist.
Spermologist (n.) One who treats of, or collects, seeds.
Sphenographist (n.) A sphenographer.
Spiritualist (a.) Spiritualistic.
Spiritualist (n.) One who believes in direct intercourse with departed spirits, through the
agency of persons commonly called mediums, by means of physical phenomena; one who
attempts to maintain such intercourse; a spiritist.
Spiritualist (n.) One who maintains the doctrine of spiritualism.
Spiritualist (n.) One who professes a regard for spiritual things only; one whose employment is
of a spiritual character; an ecclesiastic.
Statist (n.) A statesman; a politician; one skilled in government.
Statist (n.) A statistician.
Steganographist (n.) One skilled in steganography; a cryptographer.
Stenographist (n.) A stenographer.
Stercoranist (n.) A nickname formerly given to those who held, or were alleged to hold, that
the consecrated elements in the eucharist undergo the process of digestion in the body of the
recipient.
Stereoscopist (n.) One skilled in the use or construction of stereoscopes.
Stereotypist (n.) A stereotyper.
Stethoscopist (n.) One skilled in the use of the stethoscope.
Stigmatist (n.) One believed to be supernaturally impressed with the marks of Christ's wounds.
See Stigma, 8.
Strategist (n.) One skilled in strategy, or the science of directing great military movements.
Structurist (n.) One who forms structures; a builder; a constructor.
Stylist (n.) One who is a master or a model of style, especially in writing or speaking; a critic of
style.
Subjectist (n.) One skilled in subjective philosophy; a subjectivist.
Subjectivist (n.) One who holds to subjectivism; an egoist.
Subsist (v. i.) To be maintained with food and clothing; to be supported; to live.
Subsist (v. i.) To be; to have existence; to inhere.
Subsist (v. i.) To continue; to retain a certain state.
Subsist (v. t.) To support with provisions; to feed; to maintain; as, to subsist one's family.
Successionist (n.) A person who insists on the importance of a regular succession of events,
offices, etc.; especially (Eccl.), one who insists that apostolic succession alone is valid.
Suffragist (n.) One who has certain opinions or desires about the political right of suffrage; as,
a woman suffragist.
Suffragist (n.) One who possesses or exercises the political right of suffrage; a voter.
Suist (n.) One who seeks for things which gratify merely himself; a selfish person; a selfist.
Summist (n.) One who sums up; one who forms an abridgment or summary.
Superficialist (n.) One who attends to anything superficially; a superficial or shallow person; a
sciolist; a smatterer.
Supernaturalist (n.) One who holds to the principles of supernaturalism.
Superstitionist (n.) One addicted to superstition.
Supranaturalist (a.) Alt. of Supranaturalistic
Supranaturalist (n.) A supernaturalist.
Sylviculturist (n.) One who cultivates forest trees, especially as a business.
Symbologist (n.) One who practices, or who is versed in, symbology.
Symmetrist (n.) One eminently studious of symmetry of parts.
Sympathist (n.) One who sympathizes; a sympathizer.
Symphonist (n.) A composer of symphonies.
Syncretist (n.) an adherent of George Calixtus and other Germans of the seventeenth century,
who sought to unite or reconcile the Protestant sects with each other and with the Roman
Catholics, and thus occasioned a long and violent controversy in the Lutheran church.
Syncretist (n.) One who attempts to unite principles or parties which are irreconcilably at
variance;
Synonymist (n.) One who collects or explains synonyms.
Synthesist (n.) One who employs synthesis, or who follows synthetic methods.
Syphilologist (n.) One skilled in syphilology.
Systematist (n.) One who adheres to a system.
Systematist (n.) One who forms a system, or reduces to system.
Tanist (n.) In Ireland, a lord or proprietor of a tract of land or of a castle, elected by a family,
under the system of tanistry.
Tautologist (n.) One who uses tautological words or phrases.
Taxidermist (n.) A person skilled in taxidermy.
Taxonomist (n.) One skilled in taxonomy.
Technicist (n.) One skilled in technics or in one or more of the practical arts.
Technologist (n.) One skilled in technology; one who treats of arts, or of the terms of arts.
Telegraphist (n.) One skilled in telegraphy; a telegrapher.
Teleologist (n.) One versed in teleology.
Telescopist (n.) One who uses a telescope.
Textualist (n.) A textman; a textuary.
Textuarist (n.) A textuary.
Thaumaturgist (n.) One who deals in wonders, or believes in them; a wonder worker.
Theanthropist (n.) One who advocates, or believes in, theanthropism.
Theist (n.) One who believes in the existence of a God; especially, one who believes in a
personal God; -- opposed to atheist.
Theogonist (n.) A writer on theogony.
Theologist (n.) A theologian.
Theomachist (n.) One who fights against the gods; one who resists God of the divine will.
Theorematist (n.) One who constructs theorems.
Theosophist (n.) One addicted to theosophy.
Therapeutist (n.) One versed in therapeutics, or the discovery and application of remedies.
Thomist (n.) A follower of Thomas Aquinas. See Scotist.
Threnodist (n.) One who composes, delivers, or utters, a threnode, or threnody.
Thrist (n.) Thrist.
Timist (n.) A performer who keeps good time.
Timist (n.) A timeserver.
Tobacconist (n.) A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco.
Tobacconist (n.) A smoker of tobacco.
Tobogganist (n.) One who practices tobogganing.
Topographist (n.) A topographer.
Tourist (n.) One who makes a tour, or performs a journey in a circuit.
Toxicologist (n.) One versed in toxicology; the writer of a treatise on poisons.
Trade-unionist (n.) A member of a trades union, or a supporter of trades unions.
Traditionalist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, traditionalism; a traditionist.
Traditionist (n.) One who adheres to tradition.
Tripersonalist (n.) A Trinitarian.
Trist (a.) Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.
Trist (n.) A post, or station, in hunting.
Trist (n.) A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst.
Trist (n.) Trust.
Trist (v. t. & i.) To trust.
Trochilidist (n.) One who studies, or is versed in, the nature and habits of humming birds, or
the Trochilidae.
Tropist (n.) One who deals in tropes; specifically, one who avoids the literal sense of the
language of Scripture by explaining it as mere tropes and figures of speech.
Twist (n.) A beverage made of brandy and gin.
Twist (n.) A cord, thread, or anything flexible, formed by winding strands or separate things
round each other.
Twist (n.) A kind of closely twisted, strong sewing silk, used by tailors, saddlers, and the like.
Twist (n.) A kind of cotton yarn, of several varieties.
Twist (n.) A little twisted roll of tobacco.
Twist (n.) A material for gun barrels, consisting of iron and steel twisted and welded together;
as, Damascus twist.
Twist (n.) A roll of twisted dough, baked.
Twist (n.) One of the threads of a warp, -- usually more tightly twisted than the filling.
Twist (n.) That which is formed by twisting, convoluting, or uniting parts.
Twist (n.) The act of twisting; a contortion; a flexure; a convolution; a bending.
Twist (n.) The form given in twisting.
Twist (n.) The spiral course of the rifling of a gun barrel or a cannon.
Twist (v. i.) To be contorted; to writhe; to be distorted by torsion; to be united by winding
round each other; to be or become twisted; as, some strands will twist more easily than
others.
Twist (v. i.) To follow a helical or spiral course; to be in the form of a helix.
Twist (v. t.) A twig.
Twist (v. t.) Hence, to form as if by winding one part around another; to wreathe; to make up.
Twist (v. t.) Hence, to turn from the true form or meaning; to pervert; as, to twist a passage
cited from an author.
Twist (v. t.) To contort; to writhe; to complicate; to crook spirally; to convolve.
Twist (v. t.) To distort, as a solid body, by turning one part relatively to another about an axis
passing through both; to subject to torsion; as, to twist a shaft.
Twist (v. t.) To form into a thread from many fine filaments; as, to twist wool or cotton.
Twist (v. t.) To unite by winding one thread, strand, or other flexible substance, round
another; to form by convolution, or winding separate things round each other; as, to twist
yarn or thread.
Twist (v. t.) To wind into; to insinuate; -- used reflexively; as, avarice twists itself into all human
concerns.
Twist (v. t.) To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
Ubiquitist (n.) Alt. of Ubiquitarian
Ubiquitist (n.) Same as Ubiquist.
Ultramontanist (n.) One who upholds ultramontanism.
Unalist (n.) An ecclesiastical who holds but one benefice; -- distinguished from pluralist.
Unconformist (n.) A nonconformist.
Undulationist (n.) One who advocates the undulatory theory of light.
Unipersonalist (n.) One who believes that the Deity is unipersonal.
Universalist (a.) Of or pertaining to Unversalists of their doctrines.
Universalist (n.) One who affects to understand all the particulars in statements or
propositions.
Universalist (n.) One who believes in Universalism; one of a denomination of Christians
holding this faith.
Universologist (n.) One who is versed in universology.
Untwist (v. t.) To separate and open, as twisted threads; to turn back, as that which is twisted;
to untwine.
Untwist (v. t.) To untie; to open; to disentangle.
Unwist (a.) Not knowing; unwitting.
Unwist (a.) Not known; unknown.
Uprist () imp. of Uprise. Uprose.
Uprist (n.) Uprising.
Uranographist (n.) One practiced in uranography.
Utopianist (n.) An Utopian; an optimist.
Utopist (n.) A Utopian.
Vaticanist (n.) One who strongly adheres to the papal authority; an ultramontanist.
Versionist (n.) One who makes or favors a version; a translator.
Vineyardist (n.) One who cultivates a vineyard.
Vivisectionist (n.) One who practices or advocates vivisection; a vivisector.
Vocabulist (n.) The writer or maker of a vocabulary; a lexicographer.
Volapukist (n.) One who is conversant with, or who favors adoption of, Volapuk.
1012 words ending in ~ ist
Abacist Cumulatist Ironist Phonologist
Abaist Curialist Irregularist Phonotypist
Abiogenist Cyclist Irreligionist Photographist
Abolitionist Cyclopedist Itacist Photologist
Abortionist Cymbalist Jansenist Phraseologist
Absist Dactylist Jargonist Phrenologist
Absolutist Daguerreotypist Joist Physicist
Abstractionist Damianist Journalist Physiognomist
Academist Decalogist Jovialist Physiologist
Accompanist Decretist Jovinianist Physoclist
Accordionist Defectionist Judaist Phytolithologist
Acephalist Degenerationist Jurist Phytologist
Acolothist Deipnosophist Kantist Phytopathologist
Acolythist Deist Kist Phytotomist
Acquist Democratist Lamaist Pianist
Actionist Demolitionist Lampadist Piarist
Actualist Demonologist Landscapist Pietist
Adiaphorist Demonomist Larcenist Pillarist
Adonist Dendrologist Laryngologist Pinchfist
Adoptionist Denominationalist Laryngoscopist Pindarist
Adventist Dentiloquist Legerdemainist Pinionist
Aerologist Dentist Legist Pisciculturist
Affectationist Deontologist Legitimatist Pist
Agamist Dermatologist Legitimist Plagiarist
Agist Desist Lepidopterist Platanist
Agonist Despotist Lexicographist Platonist
Agrammatist Destinist Lexicologist Pleasurist
Agricolist Destructionist Lexiconist Plebicolist
Agriculturalist Determinist Liberalist Plenist
Agriculturist Deuterogamist Libidinist Plotinist
Agriologist Deuteronomist Librettist Pluralist
Agronomist Devotionalist Lichenographist Plutonist
Agrostologist Devotionist Lichenologist Pneumatologist
Aladinist Dialist Lipogrammatist Polemicist
Alchemist Dialogist List Politicist
Alchymist Diarist Literalist Polyarchist
Alcoranist Diatribist Lithologist Polygamist
Algebraist Dichotomist Lithontriptist Polygenist
Algologist Dietetist Lithotomist Polymathist
Alkoranist Dietist Lithotriptist Polyphonist
Allegorist Diluvialist Lithotritist Polyschematist
Allodialist Diplomatist Liturgiologist Portraitist
Allopathist Discursist Liturgist Port-royalist
Alopecist Dissertationist Logomachist Postexist
Alpist Distributionist Lutist Precisianist
Alum schist Disunionist Lycanthropist Prelatist
Ambitionist Diurnalist Lyrist Preterist
Amethodist Dogmatist Machinist Priscillianist
Amnicolist Dramatist Madrigalist Probabiliorist
Amorist Dramaturgist Magazinist Probabilist
Anabaptist Dualist Magnetist Problematist
Anagrammatist Duelist Mahometist Processionalist
Analogist Ebonist Malacologist Professionalist
Anarchist Ecclesiologist Mammalogist Profilist
Anatomist Economist Mammonist Progressionist
Anecdotist Educationist Mangonist Progressist
Animalculist Egoist Manicheist Prohibitionist
Animist Egotist Mannerist Promorphologist
Annexationist Egyptologist Mantologist Propagandist
Annexionist Elegist Manualist Proscriptionist
Annihilationist Elocutionist Martialist Protagonist
Annotationist Elogist Martyrologist Protectionist
Annualist Elohist Materialist Protist
Antagonist Emancipationist Maurist Protocolist
Antarchist Emancipist Mazologist Proverbialist
Anthologist Emblematist Mechanist Provincialist
Anthropologist Embryologist Mechanographist Prudentialist
Anthropomorphist Emigrationist Mechitarist Psalmographist
Anthropotomist Empiricist Mediaevalist Pseudologist
Antichrist Enamelist Medievalist Psilanthropist
Anti-federalist Encyclopedist Mediocrist Psychologist
Antiloquist Enigmatist Meditatist Pteridologist
Antimonarchist Enlist Mekhitarist Publicist
Antinomist Enmist Melancholist Punctualist
Antipathist Entomologist Melodramatist Punctuist
Antiquist Entomotomist Memoirist Purist
Antisocialist Entozoologist Memorialist Pyrotechnist
Antitheist Entwist Mennonist Pythonist
Antivaccinationist Ephemerist Mercurialist Querist
Antivaccinist Epidemiologist Mesmerist Questionist
Antivivisectionist Epigenesist Metallist Questrist
Aorist Epigrammatist Metallographist Quinologist
Apiologist Epigrammist Metallurgist Quotationist
Apocalyptist Epigraphist Metamorphist Rabbinist
Apocryphalist Epitaphist Metaphorist Ramist
Apologist Epitomist Meteorologist Rapturist
Apothegmatist Eponymist Methodist Rationalist
Appanagist Equilibrist Metoposcopist Reactionist
Aquarellist Erpetologist Metrist Realist
Arabist Etacist Miasmatist Reasonist
Arachnologist Eternalist Microscopist Recensionist
Arboriculturist Ethnologist Microtomist Redemptionist
Archaeologist Ethologist Militarist Reformist
Archivist Etymologist Millennialist Relationist
Arcubalist Eucharist Millennist Religionist
Areopagist Eudaemonist Mineralist Requisitionist
Arist Eudemonist Mineralogist Reservist
Artillerist Euhemerist Miniaturist Resist
Artist Evolutionist Ministerialist Resolutionist
Assientist Exclusionist Misanthropist Restorationist
Assist Exclusivist Miscellanist Resurrectionist
Associationist Excursionist Misogamist Revivalist
Assyriologist Exegetist Misogynist Revolutionist
Atheist Exist Mist Rhapsodist
Atmologist Expeditionist Modernist Rhinologist
Atomist Experientiallist Modist Rhymist
Aurist Experimentist Moist Ripienist
Autobiographist Experimetalist Monarchist Rist
Autoomist Expiatist Monist Ritualist
Autotheist Extensionist Monogamist Rodomontadist
Averroist Extremist Monogenist Roist
Baalist Factionist Monographist Romanticist
Babist Fallowist Monologist Romist
Bacteriologist Fashionist Monomachist Ruricolist
Bacterioscopist Fatiloquist Monometallist Russophilist
Balloonist Faunist Monopolist Russophobist
Baptist Federalist Monotheist Sacramentalist
Barrowist Fetichist Monotonist Sacrilegist
Bassoonist Fetishist Montanist Sacrist
Battologist Feudalist Morphologist Saintologist
Belle-lettrist Feudist Motionist Salvationist
Bemist Feuilltonist Mycologist Sanhedrist
Biblicist Fictionist Myologist Sanitarist
Bibliolatrist Financialist Myriologist Sanskritist
Bibliopegist Fist Myropolist Schematist
Bibliophilist Floriculturist Mythologist Schist
Bibliopolist Florist Napoleonist Scotist
Bibliotaphist Flutist Nationalist Scripturalist
Biblist Fluvialist Naturalist Scripturist
Bicyclist Fluxionist Necrologist Scrupulist
Bilinguist Fohist Nemophilist Secessionist
Bimetallist Foist Neogamist Sectist
Biogenist Formalist Neologist Selenographist
Biologist Fossilist Neoplatonist Selfist
Boist Fourierist Neoterist Semaphorist
Bonapartist Fragmentist Nephalist Seminarist
Bourbonist Frist Neptunist Sensationalist
Brahmanist Fuguist Neurologist Sensist
Brahminist Fumifugist Neurotomist Sensualist
Bromatologist Funambulist Neutralist Sententiarist
Bryologist Fungologist Newfanglist Sentimentalist
Bullionist Fustianist Noctambulist Separatist
Bullist Galactophagist Nominalist Septembrist
Bureaucratist Galvanist Nonconformist Sexdigitist
Calligraphist Galvanologist Nonuniformist Shist
Calvinist Gambist Nonunionist Siderographist
Cambist Gastriloquist Noologist Signaturist
Campanologist Gastronomist Nosologist Sinecurist
Capitalist Genealogist Notionist Singularist
Caricaturist Geodesist Notist Sinologist
Carlist Geologist Numismatist Sist
Carnalist Geophagist Numismatologist Sociologist
Carpologist Girondist Objectist Soloist
Cartoonist Gist Oboist Somnambulist
Carvist Glacialist Obscurantist Somniloquist
Casualist Glassologist Obstructionist Somnipathist
Casuist Glist Obtrusionist Sophist
Catabaptist Glossarist Occultist Specialist
Cataclysmist Glottologist Oculist Spectroscopist
Catastrophist Gnomonist Odist Speculatist
Catechist Gothamist Oenophilist Spermalist
Catechumenist Grammatist Oligarchist Spermologist
Categorist Grist Oligist Sphenographist
Catharist Guist Oneiroscopist Spiritualist
Causationist Gulist Onomatologist Statist
Celibatist Gymnosophist Ontologist Steganographist
Cellarist Hagiologist Ophiologist Stenographist
Centurist Harmonist Ophthalmologist Stercoranist
Cerebralist Harpist Opinionatist Stereoscopist
Cerographist Hautboyist Opinionist Stereotypist
Cetologist Hellenist Opportunist Stethoscopist
Chalcographist Helminthologist Oppositionist Stigmatist
Charterist Heptarchist Orchardist Strategist
Chemist Herbalist Orchidologist Structurist
Chiaroscurist Herbarist Organographist Stylist
Chirographist Herbist Orientalist Subjectist
Chirologist Herborist Origenist Subjectivist
Chiromanist Heroologist Originalist Subsist
Chiromantist Herpetologist Ornithologist Successionist
Chiropodist Herpetotomist Ornithotomist Suffragist
Chirosophist Heterogenist Orologist Suist
Choralist Heterophemist Orthoepist Summist
Chorist Hexametrist Orthographist Superficialist
Christ Hieroglyphist Orthopedist Supernaturalist
Chronogrammatist Hierogrammatist Oryctologist Superstitionist
Chronologist Hierologist Osteologist Supranaturalist
Chymist Hippophagist Osteotomist Sylviculturist
Cist Hist Ostreophagist Symbologist
Classicalist Histologist Otologist Symmetrist
Classicist Hobbist Ouranographist Sympathist
Climatologist Hoist Ovariotomist Symphonist
Coalitionist Homeopathist Overmoist Syncretist
Codist Homoeopathist Ovist Synonymist
Coexist Horologist Palaetiologist Synthesist
Coleopterist Horoscopist Paleobotanist Syphilologist
Collectivist Horticulturist Paleographist Systematist
Colloquist Huloist Paleologist Tanist
Collybist Humoralist Paleontologist Tautologist
Colonizationist Hybridist Paleophytologist Taxidermist
Communalist Hydrologist Palindromist Taxonomist
Communist Hydropathist Palmcrist Technicist
Computist Hygeist Pancratist Technologist
Comtist Hygienist Panegyrist Telegraphist
Conceptionalist Hyloist Panhellenist Teleologist
Conceptualist Hylopathist Pansclavist Telescopist
Concessionist Hylotheist Panslavist Textualist
Conchologist Hylozoist Panspermatist Textuarist
Conchyliologist Hymnist Panspermist Thaumaturgist
Conclavist Hymnologist Pantheist Theanthropist
Concordist Hypaspist Pantheologist Theist
Confessionalist Hyperaspist Pantisocratist Theogonist
Confessionist Hyperbolist Pantologist Theologist
Conformist Hypnologist Pantomimist Theomachist
Confucianist Hypothetist Pantophagist Theorematist
Congregationalist Iatrochemist Papist Theosophist
Conjecturalist Ichthyologist Parabolist Therapeutist
Consist Ichthyophagist Paracelsist Thomist
Constitutionalist Ichthyotomist Paradoxist Threnodist
Constitutionist Iconodulist Paragrammatist Thrist
Constructionist Iconophilist Paragraphist Timist
Consubstantialist Ideologist Partialist Tobacconist
Contagionist Idolist Particularist Tobogganist
Contemplatist Ignicolist Passionist Topographist
Contertionist Ignorantist Pathologist Tourist
Contrabandist Illusionist Patrist Toxicologist
Contrapuntist Immaterialist Paulianist Trade-unionist
Controversialist Immersionist Paulist Traditionalist
Controvertist Immortalist Pedobaptist Traditionist
Conventionalist Impartialist Penologist Tripersonalist
Conventionist Imperialist Perfectibilist Trist
Conversationalist Impressionist Perfectionist Trochilidist
Conversationist Incorporealist Periodicalist Tropist
Convivialist Indifferentist Persist Twist
Convocationist Inexist Pessimist Ubiquitist
Convulsionist Infallibilist Petaurist Ultramontanist
Copist Inflationist Petrologist Unalist
Copyist Inlist Phalangist Unconformist
Cornist Innovationist Pharmaceutist Undulationist
Corporealist Insist Pharmacist Unipersonalist
Correligionist Inspirationist Pharmacologist Universalist
Corruptionist Institutist Pharmacopolist Universologist
Cosmogonist Instrumentalist Phenomenist Untwist
Cosmologist Instrumentist Philalethist Unwist
Councilist Insurrectionist Philanthropinist Uprist
Craniologist Intellectualist Philanthropist Uranographist
Cranioscopist Interjoist Philatelist Utopianist
Cremationist Internationalist Philhellenist Utopist
Criminalist Intertwist Philogynist Vaticanist
Crustaceologist Introspectionist Philologist Versionist
Crustalogist Intrusionist Philosophist Vineyardist
Cryptogamist Intuitionalist Phlebotomist Vivisectionist
Cryptographist Intuitionist Phonetist Vocabulist
Culturist Intwist Phonographist Volapukist

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