from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One versed in the knowledge of the classics; a classicist.
  • noun In art, one who seeks to adhere to the canons of Greek or Roman art.

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

  • noun One who adheres to what he thinks the classical canons of art.

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

  • noun One who adheres to what is classical, as for example in art.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

classical +‎ -ist


  • The classicalist will point out that 100 Bayesian statisticians estimating a value from a single data set can come out with 100 different results, while the classical approach will give a single answer all the time.

    Friday the 13th and Roger Rabbit

  • Availability for military service as a logical concomitant of free citizenship goes back to Aristotle's Politics, and is consistent with both the classicalist ethos and militia theory of the Founding Fathers.

    One man's "justice nerve" is another man's "collectivist nerve."

  • I could read Ladybird books about dinosaurs including all the long classicalist names before I went to nursery.

    Learning to read

  • I have many arguments with my classicalist friend.

    A Preface to Politics

  • Some time later I was discussing the article with another friend of a decidedly classicalist bent.

    A Preface to Politics

  • Like all inventions it will disturb deeply the classicalist tendency, and this disturbance may generate a new impulse to replace the decadent one of the pioneer.

    A Preface to Politics

  • The man whom I call here the classicalist cannot possibly be creative, for the essence of his creed is that there must be nothing new under the sun.

    A Preface to Politics

  • A genius will use his medium in a particular way because it serves his need; this way becomes a fixed rule which the classicalist serves.

    A Preface to Politics

  • Without the slightest paradox one may say that the classicalist is most foreign to the classics.

    A Preface to Politics


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