Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who attempts, tries, or endeavors.
  • noun One who attacks or assails; an assailant.
  • noun A tempter. Milton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who attempts; one who essays anything.
  • noun obsolete An assailant; also, a temper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who attempts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who tries

Etymologies

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From attempt +‎ -er.

Examples

  • A mathematics prodigy and professor, and attempter of suicide.

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  • A mathematics prodigy and professor, and attempter of suicide.

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  • He is a DJ, a good dancer and an attempter of suicide.

    Backslide

  • He is a DJ, a good dancer and an attempter of suicide.

    Backslide

  • What vestigia, what remembrances, but such as will inspire abhorrence of the attempter?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Thou art apprehensive, that the lady is now truly in danger; and it is a miracle, thou tellest me, if she withstand such an attempter! — ‘Knowing what we know of the sex, thou sayest, thou shouldst dread, wert thou me, to make further trial, lest thou shouldst succeed.’

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I — “But such of our sex as can thus give up their virtue, ought to expect no better: for he that sticks not at one bad action, will not scruple at another to vindicate himself: and so, devil-like, become the attempter and the accuser too!”

    Pamela

  • In the long run they merely pervert and spoil the fibre of the attempter, without really benefiting the attemptee.

    Tatterdemalion

  • The attempt to intimidate had ignobly failed, and had recoiled upon the attempter.

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  • The generous attempter must be reminded of the powers he has within him, perhaps yet unexercised; with cheering sounds his progress must be encouraged; and, above all, the director of the course must take care not to tax him beyond his strength.

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