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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adherent mean? 

  The noun ADHERENT has 1 sense:

1. someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

  Familiarity information: ADHERENT used as a noun is very rare.

ADHERENT (adjective)
  The adjective ADHERENT has 1 sense:

1. sticking fast

  Familiarity information: ADHERENT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1adherent [BACK TO TOP]


Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


adherent; disciple

Hypernyms ("adherent" is a kind of...):

follower (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adherent"):

Zen Buddhist (an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism)

Druse; Druze (an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God)

dualist (an adherent of dualism)

Hussite (an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss)

Ismaili; Ismailian (an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism)

Lutheran (follower of Lutheranism)

Mahdist (an adherent of Mahdism)

Manichaean; Manichean; Manichee (an adherent of Manichaeism)

Monophysite (an adherent of Monophysitism)

Neoplatonist (an adherent of Neoplatonism)

diabolist; Satanist (an adherent of Satan or Satanism)

Sikh (an adherent of Sikhism)

Socinian (an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology)

totalitarian (an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government)

Unitarian (adherent of Unitarianism)

Trinitarian (adherent of Trinitarianism)

Arminian (adherent of Arminianism)

votary (a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity)

Donatist (an adherent of Donatism)

clericalist (one who advocates clericalism)

Mahayanist (an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism)

Hinayanist (an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism)

Lamaist ((Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism)

Tantrist (an adherent of Tantrism)

Jainist (a believer in Jainism)

Shintoist (a believer in Shintoism)

Rasta; Rastafarian (follower of Rastafarianism)

Mithraist (adherent of Mithraism)

Zoroastrian (follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism)

absolutist (one who advocates absolutism)

amoralist (someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid)

animist (one who accepts the doctrine of animism)

antinomian (a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism)

Apostle ((New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel)

Aristotelean; Aristotelian; Peripatetic (a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism)

Bahai (a teacher of or believer in Bahaism)

Tao; Taoist (an adherent of any branch of Taoism)

Instance hyponyms:

Baruch (a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah)

ADHERENT (adjective)

Sense 1adherent [BACK TO TOP]


Sticking fast


adhesive (tending to adhere)

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