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deist

[dee-ist] /ˈdi ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who believes in deism.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Middle French déiste < Latin de(us) god + French -iste -ist
Related forms
deistic, deistical, adjective
deistically, adverb
nondeist, noun
nondeistic, adjective
nondeistical, adjective
nondeistically, adverb
undeistical, adjective
Can be confused
atheist, deist, theist.
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Examples for deist
  • But perhaps you are a deist and this is all okay with you.
Word Origin and History for deist
deist
1620s, from Fr. déiste, from L. deus + -ist (see deism). Related: Deistic (1795).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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