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From allo- +‎ -istic, by analogy with autistic; compare allism.


  • IPA(key): /æˈlɪstɪk/, /əˈlɪstɪk/, /ɑˈlɪstɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪk


allistic (not comparable)

  1. (neologism) Not autistic.
    • 2013, Corbett Joan O'Toole, "Disclosing Our Relationships to Disabilities: An Invitation for Disability Studies", Disability Studies Quarterly, Volume 33, Number 2 (endnote):
      As with the rest of the article, I am following the conventions of the disabled people I am discussing. Autistics prefer to be called "autistic" and perceive the term "people with autism" as an allistic (non-autistic) phrase.
    • 2013, Ianthe M. Belisle Dempsey, "Autism Acceptance Month (And Why Autism $peaks Should Stop Talking)", Indy (Bloomington–Normal, Illinois), Volume 12, Number 10, April 2013, page 1:
      The ASMC, like A$, aims mostly at helping to ease the “burden” autistic children and family members place on their allistic relatives and caretakers.
    • 2014 April 28, Stormy O'Brink, “People with disabilities are not broken”, in The Northern Iowan, University of Northern Iowa:
      For those who don’t know, Autism Speaks has an executive board and leadership made entirely of allistic people, or people who are not autistic.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:allistic.
    Synonyms: nonautistic, unautistic


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