Definition of philosophist in English:

philosophist

noun

  • 1An expert in or student of philosophy; = "philosopher". rare.

  • 2Usually derogatory. An adherent or practitioner of what is held to be erroneous speculation or philosophy; especially an adherent of any rationalist or sceptical philosophical system.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Puttenham (1529–?1591), writer and literary critic. From philosophy + -ist.

Pronunciation

philosophist

/fɪˈlɒsəfɪst/