authenticist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

authentic +‎ -ist

Adjective[edit]

authenticist (comparative more authenticist, superlative most authenticist)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or espousing authenticism, a belief in the superiority of the authentic over the inauthentic.

Noun[edit]

authenticist (plural authenticists)

  1. A person who espouses authenticism
    • 1988 May 6, Robert McClory, “The Divine Right”, Chicago Reader:
      Polls invariably indicate that most of America's 53 million Catholics are not authenticists.

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