Definition of Essentialist

1. Noun. An advocate of essentialism ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to essentialism ¹

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Definition of Essentialist

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Essentialist

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essential prime implicant
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essential pruritus
essential tachycardia
essential telangiectasia
essential thrombocythaemia
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essential tremor
essentialist (current term)

Literary usage of Essentialist

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1. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"... being called an "essentialist." Witness Stephen Holmes's review earlier this year of Samuel E Huntington's The Clash of Civilisations: Huntington's ..."

2. Identity?: Theory, Politics, History by Simone Bekker, Rachel Prinsloo (1999)
"The alternative they suggest 'points to the validity of coloured identity formation on the basis of a non-essentialist, historicised conceptual foundation ..."

3. American Medical Gazette and Journal of Health (1861)
"M. Dubois, has equally announced himself an essentialist; but he has produced no new arguments in favor of that opinion, and he has enveloped his ideas in ..."

4. Secreted Desires: The Major Uranians by Michael Matthew Kaylor (2006)
"Despite the essentialist arguments seeming more sensible and practical, ... Notice that Pollini, who made one of the essentialist claims above, ..."

5. Dis-Integrating Multiculturalismby Mute by Mute (2006)
"It was one of the greatest, if not the greatest, challenges that essentialist views of life have ever faced. If you were to ask me for contemporary ..."

6. A History of the Nonjurors: Their Controversies and Writings: with Remarks by Thomas Lathbury (1845)
"In 1719, a pamphlet was published, in which the term essentialist was adopted : " A Dialogue in Vindication of our present Liturgy and Service; ..."

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