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Meaning of "essentialist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ESSENTIALIST

essentialist  [ɪˈsɛnʃəlɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESSENTIALIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Essentialist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ESSENTIALIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

essentialist

Essentialism

Essentialism is the view that, for any specific entity, there is a set of attributes which are necessary to its identity and function. In Western thought the concept is found as early as the work of Plato and Aristotle. Platonic idealism is the earliest known theory of how all known things and concepts have an essential reality behind them, an essence that makes those things and concepts what they are. Aristotle's Categories proposes that all objects are the objects they are by virtue of their substance, that the substance makes the object what it is. The essential qualities of an object, so George Lakoff summarizes Aristotle's highly influential view, are "those properties that make the thing what it is, and without which it would be not that kind of thing". This view is contrasted with non-essentialism, which states that, for any given kind of entity, there are no specific traits which entities of that kind must possess. Essentialism has been controversial from its beginning.

Definition of essentialist in the English dictionary

The definition of essentialist in the dictionary is someone who studies or follows essentialism. Other definition of essentialist is someone who advocates essentialism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESSENTIALIST


analyst
ˈænəlɪst
antisocialist
ˌæntɪˈsəʊʃəlɪst
catalyst
ˈkætəlɪst
controversialist
ˌkɒntrəˈvɜːʃəlɪst
existentialist
ˌeɡzɪˈstenʃəlɪst
experientialist
ɪkˌspɪərɪˈenʃəlɪst
financialist
faɪˈnænʃəlɪst
journalist
ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst
martialist
ˈmɑːʃəlɪst
nonsocialist
ˌnɒnˈsəʊʃəlɪst
nonspecialist
nɒnˈspɛʃəlɪst
partialist
ˈpɑːʃəlɪst
preferentialist
ˌprɛfəˈrɛnʃəlɪst
provincialist
prəˈvɪnʃəlɪst
prudentialist
pruːˈdɛnʃəlɪst
racialist
ˈreɪʃəlɪst
socialist
ˈsəʊʃəlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
subspecialist
ˈsʌbˌspeʃəlɪst
superspecialist
ˌsuːpərˈspɛʃəlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESSENTIALIST

esse
Essen
essence
essence of bergamot
essence of violets
Essene
Essenian
Essenic
essential
essential amino acid
essential element
essential fatty acid
essential oil
essentialise
essentialism
essentiality
essentialize
essentially
essentialness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESSENTIALIST

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brutalist
capitalist
centralist
environmentalist
finalist
fundamentalist
generalist
hospitalist
idealist
mentalist
nationalist
naturalist
Orientalist
photojournalist
realist
removalist
sensationalist
serialist
surrealist
vocalist

Synonyms and antonyms of essentialist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «essentialist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESSENTIALIST

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The translations of essentialist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «essentialist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

本质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esencialista
570 millions of speakers

English

essentialist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

essentialist
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجوهري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эссенциалистской
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

essencialista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

essentialist
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

essentialiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Essentialist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

essentialistischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本質主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

본질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản chất luận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இன்றியமையாத
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मूलतत्त्ववादी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

özcü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essenzialista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

esencjalistami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

есенціалістською
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

esențialistă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ουσιοκρατική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

essensialistiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

essentialistiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

essensialistisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of essentialist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIALIST»

The term «essentialist» is regularly used and occupies the 70.542 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESSENTIALIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about essentialist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESSENTIALIST»

Discover the use of essentialist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to essentialist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Feminist Legal Theory: An Anti-essentialist Reader
Rather than presenting feminist legal theory sequentially, with “African American feminism” or “critical race feminism” added on at the end, the volume thoroughly integrates key readings from non-white, non-middle class, and non ...
Nancy E. Dowd, Michelle S. Jacobs, 2003
2
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come. From the Hardcover edition.
Greg McKeown, 2014
3
Those Who Can, Teach
Kevin Ryan, James Cooper. and emphasis on science point more to its alignment with the essentialist movement. Currently the Core Knowledge curriculum is being used in 694 U.S. schools.2 student as learner, teacher as authority ...
Kevin Ryan, James Cooper, 2008
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An Introduction to Masculinities
9. The. Crisis. in. Masculinity. Essentialist. Perspective. The previous chapter addressed the crisis in men. The chapter argued that men are experiencing psychosocial problems in greater proportion than one would predict. We focused upon ...
Jack S. Kahn, 2009
5
Reclaiming Identity: Realist Theory and the Predicament of ...
Activists and academics alike have responded to essentialist tendencies in the cultural nationalist and feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s2 and to the violent ethnic conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s by concluding that (social or ...
Paula M. L. Moya, Michael Roy Hames-Garcia, 2000
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Creating Judaism: History, Tradition, Practice
Those Jews that one essentialist definition of Judaism might classify as heretics rarely see themselves as anything but authentic. Essentialist and normative definitions are useful for communal self- definition. Communities, of course, regularly ...
Michael L. Satlow, 2006
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The Psychology of Group Perception: Perceived Variability, ...
unitariness of essentialist thinking, he also seems to have been wrong to present essentialist thinking as a cognitive style that is consistent across social categories . Our participants differed markedly in the degree to which they essentialized ...
Vincent Yzerbyt, Charles M. Judd, Olivier Corneille, 2004
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Language Misconceived: Arguing for Applied Cognitive ...
Interestingly, when labeled essentialist, some essentialists do not seem to be able to defend their essentialist position cogently. This is probably because essentialism is in fact hard to defend; it is difficult to find convincing arguments for the ...
Karol Janicki, 2014
9
American Education: Building a Common Foundation
Essentialist teachers use a variety of learning materials to make sure that students learn the content. Typically, students learn from listening, talking, and watching rather than from engaging in first-hand exploration of the content.
Leslie Kaplan, William Owings, 2010
10
True Nature: A Theory of Sexual Attraction
3.1. THE. ESSENTIALIST-CONSTRUCTIONIST. "DEBATE": PRINCIPLES. OF. SOCIAL. CONSTRUCTIONISM. Most social constructionists who write about sexuality employ the rhetorical debate (see Epstein, 1987; Weinrich, 1987b).
Michael Kauth, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESSENTIALIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term essentialist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Interview: Directors of Transgender Community Documentary Mala …
We didn't want to create anything essentialist or make some kind of Trans 101 film. Because it was so obvious that within the community, there ... «The Mary Sue, Jul 15»
2
How Nell Zink's bizarre brilliance found her success at fifty
Zink is an anti-essentialist. No one is 100 per cent black (or gay or straight); nor are male and female adequate categories. Boundaries are ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
3
Post-politics and the future of the left
There is much talk of 'framing' and 'narratives', but these strategies are derived from a cognitive-essentialist political science tradition, and are ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
4
Senate tramples transgender rights
The debate, however, is not whether or not transgenderism is based upon faulty and essentialist notions of gender. For trans folks living their ... «rabble.ca, Jul 15»
5
Open Letter From Indigenous Women Scholars Regarding …
They are not about blood quantum or other biologically essentialist notions of identity. Nor are they about cultural purity or authenticity, ... «Indian Country Today Media Network, Jul 15»
6
New Texts Out Now: Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon, The Human …
... essentialist interpretation of this relationship that—to put it bluntly—reduces the human right to dominate to an intrinsic Western characteristic. «Jadaliyya, Jul 15»
7
Ignorance and hostility fuel 'imagined solidarity' with Islamists
Both in Australia and in the Western world, the Essentialist and Orientalist approaches have dominated attempts to describe and understand ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
8
The last couple of days in Athens and in solidarity
But the passion of the demonstration had nothing to do with any essentialist tropes about the Greeks, and everything to do with the now ... «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
9
Going through the emotions — did Inside Out get it right?
... University in Boston is happy to step away from pressing deadlines to poke holes in this so-called “essentialist” view of emotions. “Nobody ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
10
Americas Presidential Daddy Issues
In all of those areas, Schocket examines each of his subjects in terms of the essentialist and organicist divide, but he does not reduce his ... «Daily Beast, Jul 15»

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