Definition of syncretist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See syncretism

    • ‘Pico was a daring syncretist, who vainly tried to make a synthesis of Christianity, Platonism, Aristotelianism, and the Jewish kabbalah.’
    • ‘Up to now I'd been thinking that I needed to rediscover a more syncretist Christianity, allowing freedom of sacred expression and lifestyle.’
    • ‘The tree of Paganism invites both purists and syncretists to rest under its leafy canopy.’
    • ‘Many Nicaraguans, especially in rural areas, practice a syncretist form of religion that combines indigenous religious beliefs with Catholicism.’
    • ‘Since Henry George was no mere syncretist, he did not passively absorb ideas and patch them together.’