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revivalist

[ri-vahy-vuh-list] /rɪˈvaɪ və lɪst/
noun
1.
a person, especially a member of the clergy, who promotes or holds religious revivals.
2.
a person who revives former customs, methods, etc.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; revival + -ist
Related forms
revivalistic, adjective
nonrevivalist, noun
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  • They contributed largely to the success of the great revivalist's ministry.
  • At their public engagements, many politicians hanker after the devotional fervour of a revivalist meeting.
  • Less than a hundred people can decipher this writing, he supposed, including probably none of the revivalist thugs.
  • But the revivalist movement is already riven by splits.
  • He delivers his revivalist songs in a breathy, hushed voice.
  • For seven years he preached as no revivalist ever preached on this continent.
  • The applause was rhythmical and ecstatic, as at a revivalist gathering.
  • Conflict manifests itself in religious cults, cultural revivalist movements based on indigenous structures, rituals and beliefs.
British Dictionary definitions for revivalist

revivalist

/rɪˈvaɪvəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who holds, promotes, or presides over religious revivals
2.
a person who revives customs, institutions, ideas, etc
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characterizing revivalism or religious revivals: a revivalist meeting
Derived Forms
revivalistic, adjective
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