Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun [cap. or lowercase] An inhabitant of some eastern part of the world; an Oriental.
  • noun [capitalized] One who is versed in the languages and literature of the East: opposed to Occidentalist.

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

  • noun An inhabitant of the Eastern parts of the world; an Oriental.
  • noun One versed in Eastern languages, literature, etc..

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  • noun a person (especially a scholar) interested in the orient

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

  • noun a specialist in oriental subjects

Etymologies

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orient + -ist

Examples

  • Such an evaluative promotion is prepared for through GilchristÂ’s efforts to supplant the court language of Persian with the "popular speech" of Hindustani in orientalist scholarship.

    A Teleology of Letters; or, From a

  • Of course, the whole 'orientalist' paintings were also in vogue some remarkable work there - there is a great book about Orientlist Painting:Orientalists: Western Artists in Arabia, the Sahara, Persia and Hardcover

    Church and the Mirror

  • If, like me, you need the joke explained though I did figure out that mustashriq was 'orientalist', hie yourself over to Language Log, where Mark Liberman does the honors.

    languagehat.com: MUSTAGHRIB.

  • Nor does he adopt the "orientalist" view (actually held by few if any real orientalists) of an unchanging Islamic culture holding the Middle East back from participation in the later stages of human progress.

    Saying the Unsayable

  • And that no hotel could find room for a pregnant woman has a special Middle Eastern flavour - but now I'm becoming an "orientalist".

    Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

  • But at least one of his supporters fears that Said did not take account of the vast "orientalist" literature of Italy, Germany and Russia.

    Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

  • But at least one of his supporters fears that Said did not take account of the vast "orientalist" literature of Italy, Germany and Russia.

    Hoopler - middleeast.org

  • Nebbou wisely lets the story and performances speak for themselves, confining his personal flourishes mainly to an extravagant "orientalist" ball that Dumas stages at his chateau.

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  • And that no hotel could find room for a pregnant woman has a special Middle Eastern flavour - but now I'm becoming an "orientalist".

    Hoopler - middleeast.org

  • Nebbou wisely lets the story and performances speak for themselves, confining his personal flourishes mainly to an extravagant "orientalist" ball that Dumas stages at his chateau.

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