9 letter words ending in ist

Academist (n.) An Academic philosopher.

Academist (n.) An academician.

Actionist (n.) A shareholder in joint-stock company.

Actualist (n.) One who deals with or considers actually existing facts and conditions, rather than fancies or theories; -- opposed to idealist.

Adventist (n.) One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also Second Adventists.

Aladinist (n.) One of a sect of freethinkers among the Mohammedans.

Alchemist (n.) One who practices alchemy.

Alchymist (n.) Alt. of Alchymy

Alopecist (n.) A practitioner who tries to prevent or cure baldness.

Analogist (n.) One who reasons from analogy, or represent, by analogy.

Anarchist (n.) An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.

Anatomist (n.) One who is skilled in the art of anatomy, or dissection.

Annualist (n.) One who writes for, or who edits, an annual.

Antiquist (n.) An antiquary; a collector of antiques.

Apologist (n.) One who makes an apology; one who speaks or writes in defense of a faith, a cause, or an institution; especially, one who argues in defense of Christianity.

Archivist (n.) A keeper of archives or records.

Autoomist (n.) One who advocates autonomy.

Averroist (n.) One of a sect of peripatetic philosophers, who appeared in Italy before the restoration of learning; so denominated from Averroes, or Averrhoes, a celebrated Arabian philosopher. He held the doctrine of monopsychism.

Barrowist (n.) A follower of Henry Barrowe, one of the founders of Independency or Congregationalism in England. Barrowe was executed for nonconformity in 1953.

Biblicist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of the Bible; a demonstrator of religious truth by the Scriptures.

Bicyclist (n.) A bicycler.

Biogenist (n.) A believer in the theory of biogenesis.

Biologist (n.) A student of biology; one versed in the science of biology.

Calvinist (n.) A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.

Carnalist (n.) A sensualist.

Casualist (n.) One who believes in casualism.

Catechist (n.) One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.

Catharist (n.) One aiming at or pretending to a greater purity of like than others about him; -- applied to persons of various sects. See Albigenses.

Cellarist (n.) Same as Cellarer.

Centurist (n.) An historian who distinguishes time by centuries, esp. one of those who wrote the "Magdeburg Centuries." See under Century.

Choralist (n.) A singer or composer of chorals.

Collybist (n.) A money changer.

Communist (n.) An advocate for the theory or practice of communism.

Communist (n.) A supporter of the commune of Paris.

Computist (n.) A computer.

Culturist (n.) A cultivator.

Culturist (n.) One who is an advocate of culture.

Curialist (n.) One who belongs to the ultramontane party in the Latin Church.

Cymbalist (n.) A performer upon cymbals.

Dactylist (n.) A writer of dactylic verse.

Damianist (n.) A follower of Damian, patriarch of Alexandria in the 6th century, who held heretical opinions on the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.

Decretist (n.) One who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the decretals.

Despotist (n.) A supporter of despotism.

Destinist (n.) A believer in destiny; a fatalist.

Dialogist (n.) A speaker in a dialogue.

Dialogist (n.) A writer of dialogues.

Dietetist (n.) A physician who applies the rules of dietetics to the cure of diseases.

Dogmatist (n.) One who dogmatizes; one who speaks dogmatically; a bold and arrogant advancer of principles.

Dramatist (n.) The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.

Economist (n.) One who economizes, or manages domestic or other concerns with frugality; one who expends money, time, or labor, judiciously, and without waste.

Economist (n.) One who is conversant with political economy; a student of economics.

Enamelist (n.) One who enamels; a workman or artist who applies enamels in ornamental work.

Epitomist (n.) One who makes an epitome; one who abridges; an epitomizer.

Eponymist (n.) One from whom a race, tribe, city, or the like, took its name; an eponym.

Eucharist (n.) The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.

Eucharist (n.) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.

Exegetist (n.) One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation; -- also called exegete.

Expiatist (n.) An expiator.

Extremist (n.) A supporter of extreme doctrines or practice; one who holds extreme opinions.

Fallowist (n.) One who favors the practice of fallowing land.

Fetichist (n.) Alt. of Fetishist

Fetishist (n.) A believer in fetiches.

Feudalist (n.) An upholder of feudalism.

Formalist (n.) One overattentive to forms, or too much confined to them; esp., one who rests in external religious forms, or observes strictly the outward forms of worship, without possessing the life and spirit of religion.

Fossilist (n.) One who is versed in the science of fossils; a paleontologist.

Galvanist (n.) One versed in galvanism.

Geodesist (n.) One versed in geodesy.

Geologist (n.) One versed in the science of geology.

Girondist (n.) A member of the moderate republican party formed in the French legislative assembly in 1791. The Girondists were so called because their leaders were deputies from the department of La Gironde.

Girondist (a.) Of or pertaining to the Girondists.

Gnomonist (n.) One skilled in gnomonics.

Gothamist (n.) A wiseacre; a person deficient in wisdom; -- so called from Gotham, in Nottinghamshire, England, noted for some pleasant blunders.

Harmonist (n.) One who shows the agreement or harmony of corresponding passages of different authors, as of the four evangelists.

Harmonist (n.) One who understands the principles of harmony or is skillful in applying them in composition; a musical composer.

Harmonist (n.) Alt. of Harmonite

Hellenist (n.) One who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; esp., a person of Jewish extraction who used the Greek language as his mother tongue, as did the Jews of Asia Minor, Greece, Syria, and Egypt; distinguished from the Hebraists, or native Jews (Acts vi. 1).

Hellenist (n.) One skilled in the Greek language and literature; as, the critical Hellenist.

Herbalist (n.) One skilled in the knowledge of plants; a collector of, or dealer in, herbs, especially medicinal herbs.

Herbarist (n.) A herbalist.

Herborist (n.) A herbalist.

Hybridist (n.) One who hybridizes.

Hygienist (n.) One versed in hygiene.

Hylozoist (n.) A believer in hylozoism.

Hypaspist (n.) A shield-bearer or armor-bearer.

Jansenist (n.) A follower of Cornelius Jansen, a Roman Catholic bishop of Ypres, in Flanders, in the 17th century, who taught certain doctrines denying free will and the possibility of resisting divine grace.

Jargonist (n.) One addicted to jargon; one who uses cant or slang.

Jovialist (n.) One who lives a jovial life.

Lampadist (n.) One who gained the prize in the lampadrome.

Larcenist (n.) One who commits larceny.

Liturgist (n.) One who favors or adheres strictly to a liturgy.

Machinist (n.) A constrictor of machines and engines; one versed in the principles of machines.

Machinist (n.) One skilled in the use of machine tools.

Machinist (n.) A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.

Magnetist (n.) One versed in magnetism.

Mammonist (n.) A mammonite.

Mangonist (n.) One who mangonizes.

Mangonist (n.) A slave dealer; also, a strumpet.

Mannerist (n.) One addicted to mannerism; a person who, in action, bearing, or treatment, carries characteristic peculiarities to excess. See citation under Mannerism.

Manualist (n.) One who works with the hands; an artificer.

Mechanist (n.) A maker of machines; one skilled in mechanics.

Mechanist (n.) One who regards the phenomena of nature as the effects of forces merely mechanical.

Memoirist (n.) A writer of memoirs.

Mennonist (n.) Alt. of Mennonite

Mesmerist (n.) One who practices, or believes in, mesmerism.

Metallist (n.) A worker in metals, or one skilled in metals.

Methodist (n.) One who observes method.

Methodist (n.) One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory.

Methodist (n.) A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.

Methodist (a.) Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder.

Modernist (n.) One who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions.

Montanist (n.) A follower of Mintanus, a Phrygian enthusiast of the second century, who claimed that the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, dwelt in him, and employed him as an instrument for purifying and guiding men in the Christian life.

Motionist (n.) A mover.

Myologist (n.) One skilled in myology.

Neogamist (n.) A person recently married.

Neologist (n.) One who introduces new words or new senses of old words into a language.

Neologist (n.) An innovator in any doctrine or system of belief, especially in theology; one who introduces or holds doctrines subversive of supernatural or revealed religion; a rationalist, so-called.

Neoterist (n.) One ho introduces new word/ or phrases.

Nephalist (n.) One who advocates or practices nephalism.

Neptunist (n.) One who adopts the neptunian theory.

Noologist (n.) One versed in noology.

Notionist (n.) One whose opinions are ungrounded notions.

Objectist (n.) One who adheres to, or is skilled in, the objective philosophy.

Occultist (n.) An adherent of occultism.

Origenist (n.) A follower of Origen of Alexandria.

Orologist (n.) One versed in orology.

Otologist (n.) One skilled in otology; an aurist.

Overmoist (a.) Excessively moist.

Palmcrist (n.) The palma Christi. (Jonah iv. 6, margin, and Douay version, note.)

Pantheist (n.) One who holds to pantheism.

Pessimist (n.) One who advocates the doctrine of pessimism; -- opposed to optimist.

Pessimist (n.) One who looks on the dark side of things.

Pessimist (a.) Alt. of Pessimistic

Petaurist (n.) Any flying marsupial of the genera Petaurus, Phalangista, Acrobata, and allied genera. See Flying mouse, under Flying, and Phalangister.

Phonetist (n.) One versed in phonetics; a phonologist.

Phonetist (n.) One who advocates a phonetic spelling.

Physicist (n.) One versed in physics.

Physicist (n.) A believer in the theory that the fundamental phenomena of life are to be explained upon purely chemical and physical principles; -- opposed to vitalist.

Pillarist (n.) See Stylite.

Pinchfist (n.) A closefisted person; a miser.

Pindarist (n.) One who imitates Pindar.

Pinionist (n.) Any winged creature.

Platanist (n.) The soosoo.

Platonist (n.) One who adheres to the philosophy of Plato; a follower of Plato.

Plotinist (n.) A disciple of Plotinus, a celebrated Platonic philosopher of the third century, who taught that the human soul emanates from the divine Being, to whom it reunited at death.

Pluralist (n.) A clerk or clergyman who holds more than one ecclesiastical benefice.

Plutonist (n.) One who adopts the geological theory of igneous fusion; a Plutonian. See Plutonism.

Postexist (v. i.) To exist after; to live subsequently.

Prelatist (n.) One who supports of advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by prelates; hence, a high-churchman.

Preterist (n.) One whose chief interest is in the past; one who regards the past with most pleasure or favor.

Preterist (n.) One who believes the prophecies of the Apocalypse to have been already fulfilled.

Profilist (n.) One who takes profiles.

Publicist (n.) A writer on the laws of nature and nations; one who is versed in the science of public right, the principles of government, etc.

Punctuist (n.) A punctator.

Pythonist (n.) A conjurer; a diviner.

Questrist (n.) A seeker; a pursuer.

Rabbinist (n.) One among the Jews who adhered to the Talmud and the traditions of the rabbins, in opposition to the Karaites, who rejected the traditions.

Rapturist (n.) An enthusiast.

Reasonist (n.) A rationalist.

Reformist (n.) A reformer.

Reservist (n.) A member of a reserve force of soldiers or militia.

Ripienist (n.) A player in the ripieno portion of an orchestra. See Ripieno.

Ritualist (n.) One skilled un, or attached to, a ritual; one who advocates or practices ritualism.

Romancist (n.) A romancer.

Routinist (n.) One who habituated to a routine.

Rubricist (n.) One skilled in, or tenaciously adhering to, the rubric or rubrics.

Saturnist (n.) A person of a dull, grave, gloomy temperament.

Scientist (n.) One learned in science; a scientific investigator; one devoted to scientific study; a savant.

Secretist (n.) A dealer in secrets.

Sectarist (n.) A sectary.

Sermonist (n.) See Sermonizer.

Sexualist (n.) One who classifies plants by the sexual method of Linnaeus.

Shamanist (n.) An adherent of Shamanism.

Shintoist (n.) An adherent of Shintoism.

Signalist (n.) One who makes signals; one who communicates intelligence by means of signals.

Socialist (n.) One who advocates or practices the doctrines of socialism.

Socialist (a.) Alt. of Socialistic

Socratist (n.) A disciple or follower of Socrates.

Sonnetist (n.) A sonneter, or sonneteer.

Sopranist (n.) A treble singer.

Sorbonist (n.) A doctor of the Sorbonne, or theological college, in the University of Paris, founded by Robert de Sorbon, a. d. 1252. It was suppressed in the Revolution of 1789.

Spagyrist (n.) A chemist, esp. one devoted to alchemistic pursuits.

Spagyrist (n.) One of a sect which arose in the days of alchemy, who sought to discover remedies for disease by chemical means. The spagyrists historically preceded the iatrochemists.

Speculist (n.) One who observes or considers; an observer.

Spinozist (n.) A believer in Spinozism.

Spiritist (n.) A spiritualist.

Summarist (n.) One who summarized.

Syllabist (n.) One who forms or divides words into syllables, or is skilled in doing this.

Symbolist (n.) One who employs symbols.

Syncopist (n.) One who syncopates.

Synergist (n.) One who holds the doctrine of synergism.

Synergist (n.) A remedy which has an action similar to that of another remedy, and hence increases the efficiency of that remedy when combined with it.

Synoptist (n.) Any one of the authors of the three synoptic Gospels, which give a history of our Lord's life and ministry, in distinction from the writer of John's Gospel, which gives a fuller record of his teachings.

Talmudist (n.) One versed in the Talmud; one who adheres to the teachings of the Talmud.

Targumist (n.) The writer of a Targum; one versed in the Targums.

Temporist (n.) A temporizer.

Terminist (n.) One of a class of theologians who maintain that God has fixed a certain term for the probation of individual persons, during which period, and no longer, they have the offer to grace.

Terrorist (n.) One who governs by terrorism or intimidation; specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.

Theorbist (n.) One who plays on a theorbo.

Theurgist (n.) One who pretends to, or is addicted to, theurgy.

Trigamist (n.) One who has been married three times; also, one who has three husbands or three wives at the same time.

Tritheist (n.) One who believes in tritheism.

Tympanist (n.) One who beats a drum.

Utraquist (n.) One who receives the eucharist in both kinds; esp., one of a body of Hussites who in the 15th century fought for the right to do this. Called also Calixtines.

Vaccinist (n.) A vaccinator.

Vedantist (n.) One versed in the doctrines of the Vedantas.

Verbalist (n.) A literal adherent to, or a minute critic of, words; a literalist.

Violinist (n.) A player on the violin.

Visionist (n.) A visionary.

Volcanist (n.) One versed in the history and phenomena of volcanoes.

Volcanist (n.) One who believes in the igneous, as opposed to the aqueous, origin of the rocks of the earth's crust; a vulcanist. Cf. Neptunist.

Vulcanist (n.) A volcanist.

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