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descriptivist

[dih-skrip-tuh-vist] /dɪˈskrɪp tə vɪst/
noun
1.
a writer, teacher, or supporter of descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or based on descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; descriptive + -ist
Related forms
descriptivism, noun
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Examples for descriptivist
  • Where descriptivist rule and all is good if it's meant in good cheer.

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