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CONSERVATIONIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conservationist mean? 

CONSERVATIONIST (noun)
  The noun CONSERVATIONIST has 1 sense:

1. someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

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


 Dictionary entry details 


CONSERVATIONIST (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

conservationist; environmentalist

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

crusader; meliorist; reformer; reformist; social reformer (a disputant who advocates reform)

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

Green (an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party)

tree hugger (derogatory term for environmentalists who support restrictions on the logging industry and the preservation of forests)

Instance hyponyms:

Carson; Rachel Carson; Rachel Louise Carson (United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964))

Barbara Ward; Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth; Ward (English economist and conservationist (1914-1981))


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