8 letter words ending in ist

Acosmist (n.) One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God.

Adeptist (n.) A skilled alchemist.

Alarmist (n.) One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms.

Alienist (n.) One who treats diseases of the mind.

Alpinist (n.) A climber of the Alps.

Altarist (n.) A chaplain.

Altarist (n.) A vicar of a church.

Altruist (n.) One imbued with altruism; -- opposed to egoist.

Annalist (n.) A writer of annals.

Apathist (n.) One who is destitute of feeling.

Aphorist (n.) A writer or utterer of aphorisms.

Apiarist (n.) One who keeps an apiary.

Arbalist (n.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for bending the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.

Arborist (n.) One who makes trees his study, or who is versed in the knowledge of trees.

Archaist (n.) Am antiquary.

Archaist (n.) One who uses archaisms.

Armorist (n.) One skilled in coat armor or heraldry.

Augurist (n.) An augur.

Bigamist (n.) One who is guilty of bigamy.

Boodhist (n.) Same as Buddhist.

Botanist (n.) One skilled in botany; one versed in the knowledge of plants.

Bronzist (n.) One who makes, imitates, collects, or deals in, bronzes.

Brownist (n.) A follower of Robert Brown, of England, in the 16th century, who taught that every church is complete and independent in itself when organized, and consists of members meeting in one place, having full power to elect and depose its officers.

Brownist (n.) One who advocates the Brunonian system of medicine.

Buddhist (n.) One who accepts the teachings of Buddhism.

Buddhist (a.) Of or pertaining to Buddha, Buddhism, or the Buddhists.

Bullfist (n.) Alt. of Bullfice

Burinist (n.) One who works with the burin.

Cabalist (n.) One versed in the cabala, or the mysteries of Jewish traditions.

Calamist (n.) One who plays upon a reed or pipe.

Canoeist (n.) A canoeman.

Canonist (n.) A professor of canon law; one skilled in the knowledge and practice of ecclesiastical law.

Chartist (n.) A supporter or partisan of chartism.

Ciderist (n.) A maker of cider.

Civilist (n.) A civilian.

Clubbist (n.) A member of a club; a frequenter of clubs.

Clubfist (n.) A large, heavy fist.

Clubfist (n.) A coarse, brutal fellow.

Colonist (n.) A member or inhabitant of a colony.

Colorist (n.) One who colors; an artist who excels in the use of colors; one to whom coloring is of prime importance.

Contrist (v. t.) To make sad.

Decadist (n.) A writer of a book divided into decades; as, Livy was a decadist.

Demonist (n.) A believer in, or worshiper of, demons.

Digamist (n.) One who marries a second time; a deuterogamist.

Ditheist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.

Donatist (n.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.

Drollist (n.) A droll.

Druggist (n.) One who deals in drugs; especially, one who buys and sells drugs without compounding them; also, a pharmaceutist or apothecary.

Dynamist (n.) One who accounts for material phenomena by a theory of dynamics.

Errorist (n.) One who encourages and propagates error; one who holds to error.

Essayist (n.) A writer of an essay, or of essays.

Ethicist (n.) One who is versed in ethics, or has written on ethics.

Eulogist (n.) One who eulogizes or praises; panegyrist; encomiast.

Euphuist (n.) One who affects excessive refinement and elegance of language; -- applied esp. to a class of writers, in the age of Elizabeth, whose productions are marked by affected conceits and high-flown diction.

Exorcist (n.) One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.

Exorcist (n.) A conjurer who can raise spirits.

Fabulist (n.) One who invents or writes fables.

Familist (n.) One of afanatical Antinomian sect originating in Holland, and existing in England about 1580, called the Family of Love, who held that religion consists wholly in love.

Famulist (n.) A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the sizar at Cambridge.

Fatalist (n.) One who maintains that all things happen by inevitable necessity.

Femalist (n.) A gallant.

Figurist (n.) One who uses or interprets figurative expressions.

Flautist (n.) A player on the flute; a flutist.

Futurist (n.) One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.

Futurist (n.) One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.

Galenist (n.) A follower of Galen.

Gemarist (n.) One versed in the Gemara, or adhering to its teachings.

Glossist (n.) A writer of comments.

Gomarist (n.) Alt. of Gomarite

Hebraist (n.) One versed in the Hebrew language and learning.

Homilist (n.) One who prepares homilies; one who preaches to a congregation.

Humanist (n.) One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title.

Humanist (n.) One who purposes the study of the humanities, or polite literature.

Humanist (n.) One versed in knowledge of human nature.

Humorist (n.) One who attributes diseases of the state of the humors.

Humorist (n.) One who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways.

Humorist (n.) One who displays humor in speaking or writing; one who has a facetious fancy or genius; a wag; a droll.

Hygieist (n.) A hygienist.

Hylicist (n.) A philosopher who treats chiefly of matter; one who adopts or teaches hylism.

Hypocist (n.) An astringent inspissated juice obtained from the fruit of a plant (Cytinus hypocistis), growing from the roots of the Cistus, a small European shrub.

Idealist (n.) One who idealizes; one who forms picturesque fancies; one given to romantic expectations.

Idealist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of idealism.

Jehovist (n.) One who maintains that the vowel points of the word Jehovah, in Hebrew, are the proper vowels of that word; -- opposed to adonist.

Jehovist (n.) The writer of the passages of the Old Testament, especially those of the Pentateuch, in which the Supreme Being is styled Jehovah. See Elohist.

Labadist (n.) A follower of Jean de Labadie, a religious teacher of the 17th century, who left the Roman Catholic Church and taught a kind of mysticism, and the obligation of community of property among Christians.

Lapidist (n.) A lapidary.

Latinist (n.) One skilled in Latin; a Latin scholar.

Lazarist (n.) Alt. of Lazarite

Legalist (n.) One who practices or advocates strict conformity to law; in theology, one who holds to the law of works. See Legal, 2 (a).

Libelist (n.) A libeler.

Linguist (n.) A master of the use of language; a talker.

Linguist (n.) A person skilled in languages.

Lobbyist (n.) A member of the lobby; a person who solicits members of a legislature for the purpose of influencing legislation.

Loyalist (n.) A person who adheres to his sovereign or to the lawful authority; especially, one who maintains his allegiance to his prince or government, and defends his cause in times of revolt or revolution.

Lutanist (n.) A person that plays on the lute.

Lutenist (n.) Same as Lutanist.

Luxurist (n.) One given to luxury.

Medalist (n.) A person that is skilled or curious in medals; a collector of medals.

Medalist (n.) A designer of medals.

Medalist (n.) One who has gained a medal as the reward of merit.

Melodist (n.) A composer or singer of melodies.

Memorist (n.) One who, or that which, causes to be remembered.

Mistrist (v. t.) To mistrust.

Modalist (n.) One who regards Father, Son, and Spirit as modes of being, and not as persons, thus denying personal distinction in the Trinity.

Molinist (n.) A follower of the opinions of Molina, a Spanish Jesuit (in respect to grace); an opposer of the Jansenists.

Monodist (n.) A writer of a monody.

Moralist (n.) One who moralizes; one who teaches or animadverts upon the duties of life; a writer of essays intended to correct vice and inculcate moral duties.

Moralist (n.) One who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives.

Nativist (n.) An advocate of nativism.

Naturist (n.) One who believes in, or conforms to, the theory of naturism.

Nepotist (n.) One who practices nepotism.

Niellist (n.) One who practices the style of ornamentation called niello.

Nihilist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of nihilism; one who believes or teaches that nothing can be known, or asserted to exist.

Nihilist (n.) A member of a secret association (esp. in Russia), which is devoted to the destruction of the present political, religious, and social institutions.

Novelist (n.) An innovator; an asserter of novelty.

Novelist (n.) A writer of news.

Novelist (n.) A writer of a novel or novels.

Numerist (n.) One who deals in numbers.

Oologist (n.) One versed in oology.

Optimist (n.) One who holds the opinion that all events are ordered for the best.

Optimist (n.) One who looks on the bright side of things, or takes hopeful views; -- opposed to pessimist.

Organist (n.) One who plays on the organ.

Organist (n.) One of the priests who organized or sung in parts.

Papalist (n.) A papist.

Parodist (n.) One who writes a parody; one who parodies.

Polemist (n.) A polemic.

Preexist (v. i.) To exist previously; to exist before something else.

Prosaist (n.) A writer of prose; an unpoetical writer.

Prosdist (n.) One skilled in prosody.

Psalmist (n.) A writer or composer of sacred songs; -- a title particularly applied to David and the other authors of the Scriptural psalms.

Psalmist (n.) A clerk, precentor, singer, or leader of music, in the church.

Puckfist (n.) A puffball.

Pugilist (n.) One who fights with his fists; esp., a professional prize fighter; a boxer.

Punctist (n.) A punctator.

Quietist (n.) One of a sect of mystics originated in the seventeenth century by Molinos, a Spanish priest living in Rome. See Quietism.

Reenlist (v. t. & i.) To enlist again.

Rigorist (n.) One who is rigorous; -- sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.

Romanist (n.) One who adheres to Romanism.

Royalist (n.) An adherent of a king (as of Charles I. in England, or of the Bourbons in france); one attached to monarchical government.

Ruralist (n.) One who leads a rural life.

Satanist (n.) A very wicked person.

Satirist (n.) One who satirizes; especially, one who writes satire.

Saxonist (n.) One versed in the Saxon language.

Schemist (n.) A schemer.

Sciolist (n.) One who knows many things superficially; a pretender to science; a smatterer.

Seminist (n.) A believer in the old theory that the newly created being is formed by the admixture of the seed of the male with the supposed seed of the female.

Sibylist (n.) One who believes in a sibyl or the sibyl

Simonist (n.) One who practices simony.

Simplist (n.) One skilled in simples, or medicinal plants; a simpler.

Sintoist () See Shinto, etc.

Solecist (n.) One who commits a solecism.

Solidist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, solidism.

Somatist (n.) One who admits the existence of material beings only; a materialist.

Spermist (n.) A believer in the doctrine, formerly current, of encasement in the male (see Encasement), in which the seminal thread, or spermatozoid, was considered as the real animal germ, the head being the true animal head and the tail the body.

Synodist (n.) An adherent to a synod.

Textuist (n.) A textualist; a textman.

Theorist (n.) One who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist.

Totemist (n.) One belonging to a clan or tribe having a totem.

Tulipist (n.) A person who is especially devoted to the cultivation of tulips.

Ultraist (n.) One who pushes a principle or measure to extremes; an extremist; a radical; an ultra.

Unionist (n.) One who advocates or promotes union; especially a loyal supporter of a federal union, as that of the United States.

Unionist (n.) A member or supporter of a trades union.

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