apocalyptist

apocalyptist

[uh-pok-uh-lip-tist]
noun
1.
a writer of apocalyptic literature.
2.
a person who adheres to the teachings of apocalyptic literature concerning the signs and events preceding the end of the world.
3.
a person who holds to any teachings that predict a catastrophic end to the world.

Origin:
1825–35; apocalypt(ic) + -ist

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