revivalist

noun

re·​viv·​al·​ist ri-ˈvī-və-list How to pronounce revivalist (audio)
-ˈvīv-list
1
: one who conducts religious revivals
specifically : a member of the clergy who travels about to conduct revivals
2
: one who revives or restores something disused
revivalist adjective
revivalistic adjective

Examples of revivalist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the march began, Ross Johnston, a revivalist who travels with the Let Us Worship movement stepped in front of the crowd to share a story about his childhood. Jenavieve Hatch, Sacramento Bee, 9 June 2024 And don't miss the opening set by local shoegaze revivalists Glixen. Details: 6:25 p.m. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 28 Apr. 2024 Grammy-winning rock revivalists the Black Keys, soulful octet Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and Grammy-winning R&B star Leon Bridges will kick off the day’s event. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2024 Grammy-winning rock revivalists the Black Keys, soulful octet Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Grammy-winning R&B star Leon Bridges will kick off the day’s event. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 The Houthis initially began as a cultural revivalist movement in the 1990s for the Zaydi sect of Islam which, as of 2022, was practiced by approximately 35% of the Yemeni population. Anna Gordon, TIME, 12 Jan. 2024 If anything, the coup was the latest sign that the Muslim Brotherhood, the fraternal order to which Morsi belongs, has ceded its role as the vanguard of Islamist politics to the ultraconservative Salafis, adherents of a Sunni revivalist movement. William McCants, Foreign Affairs, 7 July 2013 Showtime is listed as 8 p.m. and swing/jazz revivalists Squirrel Nut Zippers are the opening act. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 31 Aug. 2023 This gave a boost to Hindu revivalist organizations, which had launched a popular movement claiming that the mosque had been built on the birthplace of the Hindu deity Ram and demanding that it be replaced by a temple. Kanchan Chandra, Foreign Affairs, 11 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of revivalist was in 1820

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“Revivalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revivalist. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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revivalist

noun
re·​viv·​al·​ist ri-ˈvīv-(ə-)ləst How to pronounce revivalist (audio)
: one who conducts revivals

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