comparatist

noun

com·​par·​a·​tist kəm-ˈper-ə-tist How to pronounce comparatist (audio)
-ˈpa-rə-
: one that uses a comparative method (as in the study of literature)

Word History

Etymology

comparative + -ist

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comparatist was in 1933

Dictionary Entries Near comparatist

Cite this Entry

“Comparatist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/comparatist. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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