Definition of Animist

1. Noun. One who accepts the doctrine of animism.

Generic synonyms: Adherent, Disciple
Derivative terms: Animism



2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the doctrine of animism.
Exact synonyms: Animistic
Partainyms: Animism, Animism
Derivative terms: Animism

Definition of Animist

1. n. One who maintains the doctrine of animism.

Definition of Animist

1. Noun. A believer in animism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Animist

1. an adherent of animism [n -S] - See also: animism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Animist

animatronic
animatronically
animatronics
animats
anime
animes
animesque
animeverse
animeverses
animi
animis
animise
animism
animisms
animist (current term)
animistic
animistically
animists
animize
animose
animoseness
animosities
animosity
animus
animuses
animés
aningre
anion
anion exchange

Literary usage of Animist

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1. The Faiths of Mankind by Edmund Davison Soper (1918)
"A little houseclean- ing might not be amiss before we point the finger of scorn at the "poor benighted" animist in far-away New Guinea and Borneo. ..."

2. The British Journal of Psychology by British Psychological Society (1913)
"The animist, like the vitalist, hypothesis means simply the introduction of a ... And Mr McDougall endeavours to include the vitalist in the animist ..."

3. Church History by Henry True Besse (1908)
"Religions in the islands and the colony on the mainland: animist fetish worshippers ... The religions found in the colony are: Mohammedans, 1800000; animist ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"It is a parallel growth that has sprung up and become entwined with religion proper. The latter is of independent origin. F. animist Theory ..."

5. The Bookman (1898)
"But he professes to be keeping somewhat of a middle place between the " animist" and the " humanist ;" nor does he deny the existence of " that profoundly ..."

6. The Fortnightly Review (1866)
"Now, the animist may or may not be an idolater; the Parsee fire- worshipper, ... To the animist, however, in that stage of his opinion which regards plants ..."

7. An African Trail by Jean Kenyon Mackenzie (1917)
"THE animist AND FEAR For us who know we are in God's hands, it is impossible to ... With this fetter every animist is bound. The incessant fear of demons, ..."

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