meth·​od·​ist | \ ˈme-thə-dist How to pronounce methodist (audio) \

Definition of methodist

1 : a person devoted to or laying great stress on method
2 capitalized : a member of one of the denominations deriving from the Wesleyan revival in the Church of England, having Arminian doctrine and in the U.S. modified episcopal polity, and stressing personal and social morality

Other Words from methodist

methodist adjective, often capitalized
methodistic \ ˌme-​thə-​ˈdi-​stik How to pronounce methodist (audio) \ adjective

Examples of methodist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Paisley’s supporters came from dissenter stock: Presbyterians, Methodists and evangelical Protestants whose British ancestors colonized Catholic Ireland during the 17th-century wars of religion. Ed O’loughlin, The Seattle Times, 10 June 2017 Area Methodists formed the Lake Bluff Camp Association and held lectures, concert and other activities, Bergmann said. Mark Lawton,, 25 May 2017 Methodists in the Southern jurisdictions are predominantly conservative, and those in the Western areas are more progressive. Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, 28 Apr. 2017 Evangelical Methodists, who have gained strength in the denomination in part through growth of Methodist churches overseas, have responded by pushing to enforce church policies. Rachel Zoll, The Seattle Times, 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of methodist

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Methodist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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