Definition of evolutionist in English:

evolutionist

noun

  • A person who believes in the theories of evolution and natural selection.

    • ‘They are also vital when evolutionists defend their scientific credibility.’
    • ‘Although evolutionists believe that feathers evolved from scales, they have very little in common.’
    • ‘But Darwinian evolutionists have hardly ignored the matter of complex processes.’
    • ‘This makes no sense evolutionarily speaking; the evolutionists sweep this fact under the rug.’
    • ‘Strangely, evolutionists protest loudly when creationists use this approach!’
    • ‘This exercise has led to grandstanding by some evolutionists that this proves creationists wrong.’
    • ‘The battle between evolutionists and creationists may have great urgency in the American Bible belt, but little elsewhere.’
    • ‘All the neo-catastrophists were evolutionists and believed in the billions of years of earth history.’
    • ‘The authors simply believe evolutionists need to look at the evidence in a fresh way.’
    • ‘Shouldn't evolutionists rejoice, and creationists despair, at all this observed change?’
    • ‘Note that this does not mean that evolutionists believe that only one woman existed at that time.’
    • ‘This is a difficulty for evolutionists since they believe that all insects share a common ancestor.’
    • ‘Many evolutionists are calling this creationism wrapped in a new package.’
    • ‘Yet today many evolutionists claim that creationists cannot be scientists.’
    • ‘Emphasis is placed on how creationists and evolutionists can look at the same data and yet come to different conclusions.’
    • ‘The reality is that fossils are being found in new places all the time but these finds do not cause evolutionists to doubt evolution.’
    • ‘Rather, most evolutionists now believe it contained carbon dioxide and nitrogen.’
    • ‘Both evolutionists and creationists would do well to study his assessment of the current state of human fossils.’
    • ‘Oh wait, these great scientists weren't evolutionists: they all believed in creation!’
    • ‘All evolutionists agree that genetic drift can't explain adaptive evolution.’

adjective

  • Relating to the theories of evolution and natural selection.

    ‘an evolutionist model’
    • ‘Contrary to the mass media's claims, teaching of evolutionist theory was not to be in any way forbidden, or in any way restricted.’
    • ‘That is indeed an old and dismissive evolutionist argument.’
    • ‘We then see how thinking in terms of final causes was revived in the works of Immanuel Kant and William Paley, but now found itself faced with the problem of accommodating progressionist and evolutionist thinking.’
    • ‘Although the origins of the experimental child psychology are to be found in Germany, the new empirical and evolutionist child study was practiced mainly in the Anglo-Saxon world.’
    • ‘Posed against its use first as evolutionist trophy and then as ethnographic evidence, this aestheticization is not entirely value-free for it allows the work to be both decontextualized and commodified.’
    • ‘Early on, evolutionist ideas were challenged by more particularist and relativist notions of anthropology.’
    • ‘So the story-tellers - I mean evolutionist cosmologists - once told us.’
    • ‘Further, there is too much variety to be accommodated by any evolutionist theory of common descent.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that the change does nothing to prevent the teaching of evolution or even encourage creation to be taught, it has upset many evolutionist teachers and officials in Kentucky.’
    • ‘All through high school, evolutionist doctrines have been crammed down my throat, and my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ has been ridiculed without respite.’
    • ‘Instead, contrary to evolutionist principles and values, they have operated as congruent features in the changing patterns of African-American life for at least the past two centuries.’
    • ‘Just when you think you've seen it all, another evolutionist theory gets proposed!’
    • ‘Since creationists recognize deterioration and mutations since the Fall, there is no uniquely evolutionist prediction here.’
    • ‘What he would contest, though, is the implication that Darwin had recanted his evolutionist theories and embraced the church - a claim strenuously denied by his family.’
    • ‘What needs editing is not Darwinian biology but evolutionist materialism.’
    • ‘But this is hotly disputed by some evolutionist experts themselves, and it is just as reasonable to presume that theropods did not have those last two sacs.’
    • ‘Maybe it will give him, and some other evolutionist apologists, food for thought the next time they put one of their grandmothers on a train.’
    • ‘The colonisers, more or less impregnated with the evolutionist model and, before that, the belief that they were the carriers of a universal civilisation, saw in otherness a primitive and deformed version of their own identity.’
    • ‘The categories and relations of evolutionist theory in anthropology expressed deeply held values.’
    • ‘It is perfectly plausible, however, for an evolutionist to quote, use, and parrot from evolutionist sources.’

Pronunciation

evolutionist

/ˌevəˈlo͞oSHənəst//ˌɛvəˈluʃənəst/