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1. One versed in the classics; a classical scholar.
2. An adherent of classicism.
3. An advocate of the study of ancient Greek and Latin.
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(ˈklæsɪsɪst) or


a. a student of ancient Latin and Greek
b. a person who advocates the study of ancient Latin and Greek
2. an adherent of classicism in literature or art
ˌclassiˈcistic adj
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(ˈklæs ə sɪst)

also clas•si•cal•ist

(-ɪ kə lɪst)

1. an adherent of classicism in literature or art.
2. an authority on the classics; a classical scholar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.classicist - an artistic person who adheres to classicism
artist, creative person - a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
romantic, romanticist - an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
2.classicist - a student of ancient Greek and Latin
humanist - a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
Latinist - a specialist in the Latin language
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[ˈklæsɪsɪst] Nclasicista mf
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[ˈklæsɪsɪst] n
(Greek, Latin) (= student) → étudiant(e) m/f en lettres classiques (= scholar) → humaniste mf
(in architecture, art)partisan(e) m/f du classicisme
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nAltphilologe m/-philologin f
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