Definition of diarist in English:

diarist

noun

  • A person who writes a diary.

    • ‘Yet another valuable source on the laborers of timberyards are the descriptions of sawyers left by writers and diarists.’
    • ‘Although most diarists wrote just a sentence or two about a ritual that had come to seem ordinary, Ward devoted an entire page to the 1865 procession, in the longest and most detailed journal entry that has surfaced about Evacuation Day.’
    • ‘Pepys is to diarists what Shakespeare is to dramatists and Boswell is to biographers; the standard against whom all others must be measured.’
    • ‘Tony Benn has many of the attributes of a great diarist akin to Horace Walpole or Charles Greville and, like these two, he comes from the outer fringes of the titled classes.’
    • ‘It's meant a lot to me over the years, has helped me stretch myself, improve my skills as a writer and a diarist, and, now and again, has been a listening ear when I needed one.’
    • ‘As was the case for Gertrude Thomas, other diarists and journal writers, usually members of the white planter elite, remained silent about such personal matters.’
    • ‘The growing interest in social history sparked a new interest in diaries and diarists.’
    • ‘He looks through the eyes of Roman historians, diarists like Samuel Pepys, and novelists like Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf.’
    • ‘The fact that diarists who have written about trauma do worse than those who haven't suggests that it is the diary writing that is causing the health effects.’
    • ‘Most of these diarists ceased to write in 1945, but a few kept going through the threadbare peace.’
    • ‘That means that the diarists write about their families, hobbies, and interests, as well as their latest research findings and the challenges that face them in their labs.’
    • ‘Samuel Pepys, the great diarist, died exactly 300 years ago on May 26th, 1703.’
    • ‘Macmillan was a bookish man, an avid reader and a prolific diarist and writer.’
    • ‘The diarist John Evelyn describes Bacon at ease in his garden accompanied by a servant with inkhorn and quill to record his thoughts.’
    • ‘Samuel Pepys, the diarist, recorded having curds and cream or whey as a snack on several occasions.’
    • ‘The motives of the earlier diarists are unknown but an awareness that they were living in turbulent times may have inspired the most celebrated of diarists, Pepys and Evelyn.’
    • ‘She sleeps poorly and writes like a teenage diarist.’
    • ‘There he is on the front cover - a corpulent fellow with pink cheeks and a long, grey wig, staring out at us with a hint of arrogance: Samuel Pepys, the great diarist.’
    • ‘The English diarist James Boswell wrote in 1769, only a year after the Genoese ceded the island to France, of the excellence and diversity of Corsican wines.’
    • ‘The English diarists John Evelyn and Peter Mundy, who travelled to Holland in the 1640s, both remarked on these methods of art sales.’

Pronunciation:

diarist

/ˈdʌɪərɪst/