clas·​si·​cist | \ ˈkla-sə-sist How to pronounce classicist (audio) \

Definition of classicist

1 : an advocate or follower of classicism
2 : a classical scholar

Other Words from classicist

classicistic \ ˌkla-​sə-​ˈsi-​stik How to pronounce classicist (audio) \ adjective

Examples of classicist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So when Giveon, the 27-year-old singer known for his aching, classicist R&B, came onstage Saturday wearing a silky smooth ensemble in muted tones by Chanel, the subtlety of the ensemble felt almost shocking. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Apr. 2022 Christian Laes is a classicist and professor of ancient history at the University of Manchester in the U.K. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2022 The third release from R&B classicist Summer Walker is a silky and sensual merry-go-round of breakup ballads about her failed relationship with producer London on da Track. Jason Parham, Wired, 23 Dec. 2021 According to British classicist Robert Graves, the nymph Metis was a goddess particularly endowed with wisdom and knowledge. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 The English classicist Bernard Knox, for example, identified three major virtues on display in the work. Joseph Loconte, National Review, 12 Sep. 2021 Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Victor Davis Hanson, Arkansas Online, 13 Sep. 2021 Myth-making is Marvel’s stock in trade, and almost any movie ascending out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point requires a classicist’s devotion to subtextual minutiae. John Anderson, WSJ, 2 Sep. 2021 Mu, a lawyer by day and a classicist at heart, wanted to lean into the old-timey details while adding an edge. Carly Olson, House Beautiful, 5 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of classicist

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Classicist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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