Definition of alternativist in English:

alternativist

noun

  • 1historical In the First World War (1914–18) and the Second World War (1939–45): a conscientious objector willing to carry out compulsory service as a non-combatant. Compare "absolutist". Now historical.

  • 2A person who practises or pursues an alternative approach or lifestyle.

Origin

Early 20th century. Partly from alternative + -ist, and partly from alternative + -ist.

Pronunciation

alternativist

/ɔːlˈtəːnətɪvɪst//ɒlˈtəːnətɪvɪst/