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Definitions for theorist
ˈθi ər ɪst, ˈθɪər-the·o·rist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. theorist, theoretician, theorizer, theoriser, idealoguenoun

    someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)


  1. theoristnoun

    someone who constructs theories, especially in the arts or sciences

  2. theoristnoun

    an expert of some theory (v.)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Theoristnoun

    A speculatist; one given to speculation.

    Etymology: from theory.

    The greatest theorists have given the preference to such a form of government as that which obtains in this kingdom. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 51.


  1. theorist

    A theorist is an individual who formulates, studies, or specializes in developing theories, often within a particular academic or scientific field. They strive to better understand, explain, or make predictions about complex concepts through systematic and abstract principles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Theoristnoun

    one who forms theories; one given to theory and speculation; a speculatist

Anagrams for theorist »

  1. shortite

  2. otherist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of theorist in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of theorist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of theorist in a Sentence

  1. Chris Sununu:

    He’s not a serious candidate, he’s really not, and if he were the GOP nominee, I have no doubt we would have a much harder time, he’s kind of a conspiracy theorist-type candidate.

  2. Brian Klawiter:

    Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun ... That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist. Too many of us say nothing. Well, freedom of speech isn't just for liberals.

  3. Josh Hawley:

    This is from the same party that said that if you are a parent, and you've got concerns about your kids being taught critical race theory or having to wear masks in school, you're a domestic terrorist, this same party is now saying to parents, 'If you're concerned about what your kids might be exposed to online, if you're concerned about the rampant epidemic of child abuse and child exploitation online, you're just a conspiracy theorist.'.

  4. Dana White:

    Listen, I’m vaccinated. It’s not like I’m some crazy anti-vax conspiracy theorist or any of that stuff, but Rogan is a very brilliant guy, very smart guy who talks to the best and the brightest out there. And I’m not a believer in the narrative. I’m not a big believer in the narrative. But you know what, at the end of the day, Jim? It’s a free country.

  5. Albert Einstein, quoted in Scientific American, September 2004, page 69:

    No one but a theorist believes his theory; everyone puts faith in a laboratory result but the experimenter himself.

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