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NATIVIST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nativist mean? 

NATIVIST (noun)
  The noun NATIVIST has 1 sense:

1. a philosopher who subscribes to nativism

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


NATIVIST (adjective)
  The adjective NATIVIST has 2 senses:

1. advocating the perpetuation of native societies
2. of or relating to or advocating nativism

  Familiarity information: NATIVIST used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NATIVIST (noun)


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Meaning:

A philosopher who subscribes to nativism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

philosopher (a specialist in philosophy)


NATIVIST (adjective)


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Meaning:

Advocating the perpetuation of native societies

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

nativist; nativistic

Context examples:

the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman / the nativistic faith preaches the old values

Pertainym:

nativism (the policy of perpetuating native cultures (in opposition to acculturation))


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or advocating nativism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

nativist; nativistic

Context examples:

nativist theories / the traditional controversy between the nativistic and empiristic theories

Pertainym:

nativism ((philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate)


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