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

Word History


comparative + -ist

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of comparatist was in 1933

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“Comparatist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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