the·​os·​o·​phist thē-ˈä-sə-fist How to pronounce theosophist (audio)
: an adherent of theosophy
capitalized : a member of a theosophical society

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The British theosophist Annie Besantpublished a manual in 1895 devoted entirely to explaining the workings of karma. Ben Zimmer, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2020 The artists produced fine art, as well as crafts, furniture, decorations for the community’s buildings, and illustrations for theosophist publications. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of theosophist was in 1656

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“Theosophist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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