absolutist etymology

English word absolutist comes from English absolute, English -ist

Detailed word origin of absolutist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
absolute English (eng) (geometry) In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.. (philosophy, usually capitalized) A realm which exists without reference to anything else; that which can be imagined purely by itself; absolute ego.. (philosophy, usually capitalized) The unity of spirit and nature; God.. (philosophy, usually capitalized) [...]
-ist English (eng) Added to words to form nouns denoting:. A person who holds bigoted, partial views.. A person who uses a technological device of some kind. ;a person with a particular creative or academic role. ;one who has a certain political tendency. ;one who owns or manages something. ;one who subscribes to a particular theological doctrine or religious denomination;.
absolutist English (eng) (metaphysics) One who believes that it is possible to realize a cognition or concept of the Absolute. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]. An uncompromising person; one who maintains certain principles to be absolute. [First attested in the early 20th century.]. One who is in favor of an absolute or autocratic government. [First attested in the mid 19th century.] Of or pertaining to [...]

Words with the same origin as absolutist

Descendants of absolute
ab- absolutisation absolutistic absolutistically absolutization absolutize
Descendants of -ist
activist anthropologist archaeologist arsonist biologist celibacy geologist guitarist ist journalist nationalist novelist pathologist pharmacist physicist psychiatrist psychologist rapist receptionist sexist socialist stylist tourist violinist vocalist