anti-evolutionist

noun

an·​ti-evo·​lu·​tion·​ist ˌan-tē-ˌe-və-ˈlü-sh(ə-)nist How to pronounce anti-evolutionist (audio)
-ˌē-və-,
ˌan-tī-
: a person who rejects the biological theory of evolution
This apparent absence of life during most of the earth's history, and its subsequent appearance at full complexity, posed no problem for anti-evolutionists.Stephen Jay Gould
anti-evolutionist adjective
anti-evolutionist arguments
anti-evolutionism noun
The latest incarnation of anti-evolutionism is intelligent design which, say its advocates, is not traditional, Bible-based creationism. Glenn Branch

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-evolutionist was in 1872

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“Anti-evolutionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-evolutionist. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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