noun, often capitalized
in·​ti·​mist | \ -mə̇st\
plural -s

Definition of intimist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an intimist painter


adjective, often capitalized
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Definition of intimist (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or practicing intimism
2 of fiction : dealing chiefly with intimate and private especially psychological experiences the peculiarly modern feeling of individual helplessness that the war brought into … people's consciousness, and it made sense of that emotion as the intimist novel does not as a rule— Anthony West

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History and Etymology for intimist


French intimiste, from intime intimate + -iste -ist

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“Intimist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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