Definition of diarist in English:

diarist

noun

  • A person who writes a diary.

    • ‘Samuel Pepys, the diarist, recorded having curds and cream or whey as a snack on several occasions.’
    • ‘The English diarists John Evelyn and Peter Mundy, who travelled to Holland in the 1640s, both remarked on these methods of art sales.’
    • ‘The growing interest in social history sparked a new interest in diaries and diarists.’
    • ‘She sleeps poorly and writes like a teenage diarist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most of these diarists ceased to write in 1945, but a few kept going through the threadbare peace.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yet another valuable source on the laborers of timberyards are the descriptions of sawyers left by writers and diarists.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Pepys is to diarists what Shakespeare is to dramatists and Boswell is to biographers; the standard against whom all others must be measured.’
    • ‘He looks through the eyes of Roman historians, diarists like Samuel Pepys, and novelists like Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Samuel Pepys, the great diarist, died exactly 300 years ago on May 26th, 1703.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

diarist

/ˈdīərəst//ˈdaɪərəst/