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classicist

[klas-uh-sist] /ˈklæs ə sɪst/
noun
1.
an adherent of classicism in literature or art (contrasted with romanticist).
2.
an authority on the classics; a classical scholar.
3.
a person who advocates study of the ancient Greek and Roman classics.
Also, classicalist
[klas-i-kuh-list] /ˈklæs ɪ kə lɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; classic + -ist
Related forms
anticlassicalist, noun, adjective
anticlassicist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for classicist

classicist

/ˈklæsɪsɪst/
noun
1.
  1. a student of ancient Latin and Greek
  2. a person who advocates the study of ancient Latin and Greek
2.
an adherent of classicism in literature or art
Derived Forms
classicistic, adjective
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