Definition of presentist in US English:



  • See presentism

    • ‘It is not, however, over-ambition that causes Terry to come unstuck but rather her openly presentist view of historical method which she proudly displays in her introduction.’
    • ‘And all these presentist criteria for knowledge have been used.’
    • ‘From a historian's perspective, aspects of Paton's presentist writing style are exasperating.’
    • ‘The enticing title is a dead giveaway about the presentist orientation.’
    • ‘Moreover, while frequent use of presentist terminology may aid in understanding, it risks misconstruing the nineteenth century.’