Definition of spiritualist in English:

spiritualist

Translate spiritualist into Spanish

noun

  • 1A person who believes that the spirits of the dead can communicate with living people.

    ‘he became an ardent spiritualist, attending seances and insisting on their authenticity’
    • ‘The scriptwriter takes Myrtle to a spiritualist.’
    • ‘Being a master spiritualist myself, I can assure you that Madame Blanche is a fake.’
    • ‘The learned from all fields of science, as well as spiritualists, clairvoyants, and cranks, have studied the remains to try uncover the secrets of the past.’
    • ‘His aunt, who was a spiritualist, comes to visit one night and brings with her a Ouija board.’
    • ‘This non-mainstream art includes the work produced by visionaries, spiritualists under trance, eccentrics, and psychiatric patients.’
  • 2Philosophy
    An advocate of the doctrine that the spirit exists as distinct from matter, or that spirit is the only reality.

    ‘a nondenominational spiritualist’
    • ‘We may, as spiritualists, try to explain our memory's failures and blunders by secondary causes.’
    • ‘The pure associationist's account of our mental life is almost as bewildering as that of the pure spiritualist.’
    • ‘Each was a spiritualist, and each comprehended meanings in realms of apprehension different from the physical world.’
    • ‘You will observe that it makes no difference herein whether you call yourself a materialist or a spiritualist.’
    • ‘This is when the rationalist comes to accept the spiritualist's position.’

Pronunciation

spiritualist

/ˈspiriCH(o͞o)ələst/ /ˈspɪrɪtʃ(u)ələst/

adjective

  • Relating to the belief that the spirits of the dead can communicate with living people.

    ‘spiritualist mediums who claim to be able to contact the dead’
    • ‘an active member of the spiritualist movement’
    • ‘Part of the chaperone's motivation for accompanying her niece was to have access to the city's sizable spiritualist community.’
    • ‘She was an active member of the spiritualist movement in Britain.’
    • ‘They elaborated the connections between the telegraph and spiritualist phenomena in an effort to legitimize their supernatural experiences.’
    • ‘Born in San Francisco, he was the son of an itinerant astrologer and a spiritualist mother.’
    • ‘Almost every evening she dragged me to spiritualist meetings, obsessed with the desire to communicate with her son.’

Pronunciation

spiritualist

/ˈspiriCH(o͞o)ələst/ /ˈspɪrɪtʃ(u)ələst/