plural -s
often attributive
: a member of a political party that attempts (as in the way of reform) only what is regarded as immediately possible or practicable: such as
: one of a party of Republicans in Spain
: one of a party of Socialists in France

Word History


French possibiliste, from Latin possibilis + French -iste -ist

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“Possibilist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/possibilist. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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