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From a- +‎ fairy +‎ -ist, based on atheist.


afairyist (plural afairyists)

  1. (very rare, humorous) A person who does not believe in fairies.
    • 2010 March 30, A. C. Grayling, Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape the 21st Century[1], Basic Books, →ISBN, page 38:
      But consider this: your typical atheist does not believe in fairies, goblins, sprites, water nymphs, demons, angels, ghosts or elves either. Why not call him an 'afairyist', or an 'agoblinist', or an 'anymphist', and so endlessly on?
    • 2019 February 24, Dawkins on Religion[2], spoken by Richard Dawkins, via Al Jazeera:
      Nobody can actually say for certain that anything doesn't exist, but I'm an atheist in the same way as I am an aleprechaunist and an afairyist and an apinkunicornist.

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  • Used to make comparisons with atheists and atheism.


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