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Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot, he will have much to fight for, so much that he will be called a relativist because of it.
Karel Capek

Meaning of "relativist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RELATIVIST

relativist  [ˈrelətɪvɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RELATIVIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Relativist is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RELATIVIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Relativism

Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration. As moral relativism, the term is often used in the context of moral principles, where principles and ethics are regarded as applicable in only limited context. There are many forms of relativism which vary in their degree of controversy. The term often refers to truth relativism, which is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths, i.e., that truth is always relative to some particular frame of reference, such as a language or a culture.

Definition of relativist in the English dictionary

The definition of relativist in the dictionary is of or relating to relativism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RELATIVIST


activist
ˈæktɪvɪst
archivist
ˈɑːkɪvɪst
collectivist
kəˈlɛktɪvɪst
constructivist
kənˈstrʌktɪvɪst
descriptivist
dɪˈskrɪptɪvɪst
destructivist
dɪˈstrʌktɪvɪst
detectivist
dɪˈtɛktɪvɪst
exclusivist
ɪkˈskluːsɪvɪst
hacktivist
ˈhæktɪvɪst
lactivist
ˈlæktɪvɪst
nativist
ˈneɪtɪvɪst
negativist
ˈnɛɡətɪvɪst
nonobjectivist
ˌnɒnəbˈdʒektɪvɪst
objectivist
əbˈdʒektɪvɪst
perspectivist
pəˈspɛktɪvɪst
positivist
ˈpɒzɪtɪvɪst
prescriptivist
prɪˈskrɪptɪvɪst
progressivist
prəˈɡresɪvɪst
recidivist
rɪˈsɪdɪvɪst
slacktivist
ˈslæktɪvɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RELATIVIST

relative major key
relative majority
relative minor
relative minor key
relative molecular mass
relative permeability
relative permittivity
relative probability
relative pronoun
relatively
relativeness
relativisation
relativise
relativism
relativistic
relativistically
relativitist
relativity
relativization
relativize

WORDS THAT END LIKE RELATIVIST

atavist
Bolshevist
comparativist
Fauvist
human rights activist
Jahvist
Jehovist
Lagerkvist
logical positivist
Menshevist
naivist
ovist
passivist
peace activist
primitivist
reservist
subjectivist
Yahvist

Synonyms and antonyms of relativist in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «relativist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RELATIVIST

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

Translator English - Chinese

相对论
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

relativista
570 millions of speakers

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relativist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

relativist
380 millions of speakers
ar

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النسبية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

релятивистом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

relativista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যতিষঙ্গবাদী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

relativiste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Relativist
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

relativistischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

relativist
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상대론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Relativist
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tương đối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சார்பியல்வாதியாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सापेक्षवादी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

relativist
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

relativista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

relatywistyczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Релятивісти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

relativist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σχετικιστική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

relativistiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

relativistiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

relativistiske
5 millions of speakers

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «RELATIVIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word relativist.
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Karel Capek
Cognition is not fighting, but once someone knows a lot, he will have much to fight for, so much that he will be called a relativist because of it.
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Edward Tufte
I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RELATIVIST»

Discover the use of relativist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to relativist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-Hole Mechanics
Although the book is self-contained, it is not meant to serve as an introduction to general relativity.
Eric Poisson, 2004
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Moral Relativism: A Dialogue
I suspect that you are not a cultural moral relativist at all. It is not acting in accord with your culture, or in your case one or the other of them, that makes a person a cultural moral relativist. One could follow nearly all, or even all, of the moral ...
James Kellenberger, 2008
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A Companion to Relativism
This incoherence charge is by far the most difficult problem facing the relativist. It is worth noting that attempts to overcome the problem by appealing to the notion of relative truth appear not to succeed. Many versions of relativism rely on such ...
Steven D. Hales, 2011
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The Challenge of Relativism: Its Nature and Limits
When characterized in this fashion, the selfdefeating rationale of the framework relativist can be seen in the following way. If framework relativism is right (or true, or correct, or epistemically correct), then no transcendence of the framework is ...
Patrick J.J. Phillips, 2011
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Relativism
Maria Baghramian. The argument is that the relativist should choose between saying that statements of the form 'X is true relative to person P' are true (or false) absolutely and saying that they are true (or false) only relatively. If the former, then ...
Maria Baghramian, 2004
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Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and ...
... arguing that those individual constructions are developed in a social world where, moreover, different constructions have different social power. As a result, constructivism is not located at the relativist end of the realism–relativism spectrum.
David Harper, Andrew R. Thompson, 2011
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Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and Its Applications
Here the relativist view does not face any special problems; it fits into the framework of truth-conditional semantics, and can expect to use the same methods contextualist and objectivist views use to explain the contributions of embedded ...
John MacFarlane, 2014
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Economic Methodology and Freedom to Choose (Routledge Revivals)
Where, for the relativist, rational discussion terminates and gives way to the use of force, for the philosopher it entails perseverance in the rational quest for truth; to do otherwise is only to degrade and debase humanity.20 It must follow as an ...
Patrick O'Sullivan, 2012
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Turkish Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science
I call the latter 'place holders' simply because, both for the relativist and his absolutist nemesis, they seem to serve the unique purpose of being concrete- sounding relativizing parameters about which nothing else has to be divulged.
Gürol Irzik, Güven Güzeldere, 2006
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Intercultural Communication: A New Approach to International ...
This relativist position calls into question the very possibility of intercultural communication. Because they share a language, members of a culture also share a way of viewing and interacting with the world. When they encounter members of ...
Houman A. Sadri, Madelyn Flammia, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RELATIVIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term relativist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Who are you calling a moral relativist?
To be effective, a rhetorical attack must be sharp-edged and clever enough to wound, but also accurate enough to reveal something true about the object of ... «The Week Magazine, Oct 14»
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Beheading Ethical Subjectivism/Relativism: ISIS
Finally, I will connect them both to argue that ethical subjectivism/relativism ... This is the ISIS Ethical Dilemma that the subjectivist/relativist faces: Agree that ... «Daily Aztec, Sep 14»
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If I Am a Moral Relativist, So is God
For writing all of this, I was accused by an editor of a publication that claims to be friendly to both libertyand the Christian faith of endorsing “moral relativism.”. «Beliefnet, Apr 14»
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Between Linguistic Universalism and Linguistic Relativism
It is dismissed, however, because of its problematic, relativist implications. Finally, misconceptions concerning the theses of Boas, Sapir and Whorf are rectified: ... «Student Pulse, Sep 13»
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Mehdi the relativist
Contrasting the Middle East conflict with the slaughter in Syria for example, exposes a moral relativism consistent among those who make it their life's work to ... «The Commentator, Jun 13»
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BETWEEN THE LINES
Even so, there is a strange form of judgmentalism imposed by moral relativists just the same. Moral relativists are constantly discovering new outrages and crises ... «WND.com, Feb 13»
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Rigid thinking
MORAL relativism gets a bad rep. Personally, I'm proud to be a moral relativist. In fact I'd go further: I think even the most moral moral absolutists cannot be as ... «The Economist, Aug 12»
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Between Exclusivism and Relativism
Robert Putnam and David Campbell's American Grace celebrates this trend in American life towards relativist religiosity. The message is that we should all be as ... «Patheos, Apr 12»
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Relativist Parenting
We spend a lot of time as parents (and an awful lot of time on parenting websites) exploring what kind of parents we want to be. The tendency to name "schools" ... «Huffington Post, Nov 11»
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Justin Trudeau's honour-killing unease fans cultural-relativist flames
In another tweet, Mr. Kenney said: " Liberal cultural relativism is precisely what undermines public support for multiculturalism. It's wrong & irresponsible.". «The Globe and Mail, Mar 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Relativist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/relativist>. Jul 2020 ».
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