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-ist

-ist

(ĭsh′ū̍-ĭst)
.
[Gr. [GREEK]: cf. F.
-iste
.]
A noun suffix denoting an
agent
, or
doer
,
one who practices
, a
believer in
;
as, theor
ist
, one who theorizes; social
ist
, one who holds to socialism; sensual
ist
, one given to sensuality.

Definition 2022


-ist

-ist

See also: ist, IST, išt, -ist-, is't, -išt, and ísť

English

Suffix

-ist

  1. Added to words to form nouns denoting:
    1. a person with a particular creative or academic role;
      artist, one who makes art
      violinist, one who plays a violin
      botanist, one who studies plants
      psychiatrist, one who practices psychiatry
    2. one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;
      Calvinist, Baptist, deist
      Note, these are related to -isms: Calvinism, deism
    3. one who owns or manages something;
      capitalist; industrialist
      Note, these are related to -isms: capitalism; industrialism
    4. one who has a certain political tendency;
      Marxist, fascist, pacifist, activist, environmentalist,
      Note, these are related to -isms: Marxism, fascism, pacifism
    5. a person who holds bigoted, partial views.
      sexist, racist: Note, these are related to -isms: sexism, racism

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_suffixed_with_-ist'>English words suffixed with -ist</a>

Translations

See also


Dutch

Suffix

-ist m

  1. appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_suffixed_with_-ist'>Dutch words suffixed with -ist</a>

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɪst]

Suffix

-ist m (plural -isten, feminine -istin, feminine plural -istinnen)

  1. -ist
    Pianist - pianist
    Anarchist - anarchist
    Rassist - racist

Also see: Category:German words suffixed with -ist


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs), via Latin -ista and French -iste

Suffix

-ist m

  1. used to form nouns, usually relating to people.

References

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_Bokm%C3%A5l_words_suffixed_with_-ist'>Norwegian Bokmål words suffixed with -ist</a>

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Ancient Greek -ιστής (-istḗs), via Latin -ista and French -iste

Suffix

-ist m

  1. used to form nouns, usually relating to people.

References

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_Nynorsk_words_suffixed_with_-ist'>Norwegian Nynorsk words suffixed with -ist</a>

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French -iste.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ist]

Suffix

-ist m, n (feminine singular -istă, masculine plural -iști, feminine and neuter plural -iste)

  1. -ist
    pianist ― pianist
    anarhist ― anarchist
    rasist ― racist

Declension

Related terms


Serbo-Croatian

Suffix

-ist (Cyrillic spelling -ист)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a masculine noun, usually denoting a follower or a profession. Chiefly used for loanwords.