Definition of environmentalist in English:



  • 1A person who is concerned about protecting the environment.

    as modifier ‘the environmentalist movement’
    • ‘So how do concerned environmentalists tackle the enormous challenge of driving that switch?’
    • ‘Generations of conservationists and environmentalists have reinforced these views.’
    • ‘But I cannot support the extreme environmentalist positions that you present in your magazine.’
    • ‘The environmentalist movement, for instance, frequently appeals to the goodness of nature as a way to promote their causes.’
    • ‘It is - in its own small way - a barometer of the future direction of the environmentalist movement.’
    • ‘Despite what some environmentalists have argued, putting a price tag on a species does not make it disappear.’
    • ‘Local environmentalists have sounded the alarm that it may well be the beginning of an end for the species.’
    • ‘Counterculture environmentalists never constructed a unified philosophy that united like-minded individuals and organizations under one banner.’
    • ‘But the relationship between counterculture environmentalists and technology was always ambivalent.’
    • ‘What thoughtful environmentalists fear most in the upcoming congressional session is a rush to judgment.’
    • ‘"We're not ardent environmentalists, but we wanted an environmentally-friendly home that looked good.’
    • ‘An ardent environmentalist, he did it the responsible way.’
    • ‘True environmentalists are concerned not with appearances but with practising the principles that they preach.’
    • ‘He's become, rather to his own surprise, a committed environmentalist.’
    • ‘As well as being passionate about personal finance, I'm also a committed environmentalist.’
    • ‘"People call us, and they're not always die-hard, tree-hugging environmentalists, " she says.’
    • ‘He broke off his architecture studies and became active in peace and environmentalist groups.’
    • ‘You are thought of as an avid environmentalist and you've built a reputation as an outdoorsman.’
    • ‘As environmentalists keep warning us, even the air is a scarce commodity.’
    • ‘Environmentalists have said some coral reefs in Aceh may have been uplifted and exposed by the tsunami.’
    conservationist, preservationist, ecologist, green, nature-lover, eco-activist
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  • 2A person who considers that environment, as opposed to heredity, has the primary influence on the development of a person or group.



/ɪnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst/ /ɛnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst/