1

existentialist

play
noun ex·is·ten·tial·ist \ˌeg-(ˌ)zi-ˈsten(t)-shə-list, ˌek-(ˌ)si-\

Definition of existentialist

  1. :  an adherent of existentialism

1930

First Known Use of existentialist

1930


2

existentialist

adjective ex·is·ten·tial·ist

Definition of existentialist

  1. :  of or relating to existentialism or existentialists

existentialistic

play \ˌeg-(ˌ)zi-ˌsten(t)-shə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

existentialistically

play \ˌeg-(ˌ)zi-ˌsten(t)-shə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1895

First Known Use of existentialist

1895


Learn More about existentialist


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up existentialist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • peter-bruegel-tower-of-babel-painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!