-ist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French -iste and Latin -ista, from Ancient Greek -ιστής (istēs).

Suffix[edit]

-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 proscribes 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, feminist
      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[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ist m

  1. appended to a word, it yields a noun which signifies the subject who performs something related to that word

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-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


Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French -iste.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ist (plural -iști, feminine -istă, feminine plural -iste)

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

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-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.