theosophist

noun

the·​os·​o·​phist thē-ˈä-sə-fist How to pronounce theosophist (audio)
1
: an adherent of theosophy
2
capitalized : a member of a theosophical society

Examples of theosophist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ardent theosophists, and part of the Dublin literary circle in whose center W. B. Yeats stood, the Varians belonged to the Temple of the People, a theosophist community with headquarters in Halcyon, near Pismo Beach, and a thriving Palo Alto base. David Leavitt, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2023 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of theosophist was in 1656

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“Theosophist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theosophist. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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