environmentalist meaning

  • An environmentalist broadly supports the goals of the environmental movement, "a political and ethical movement that seeks to improve and protect the quality of the natural environment through changes to environmentally harmful human activities".
  • Environmentalists are sometimes referred to using informal or derogatory terms such as "greenie" and "tree-hugger".

    Definition of environmentalist in English Dictionary

  • NounPLenvironmentalistsPREenviro-SUF-ist
    1. (medicine, social sciences) One who holds the view that environment, rather than heredity or culture, is the primary factor in the development of an individual or group.
      1. As we remarked once before, there are two extreme views with respect to life, one attributing everything to the environment, the other to inherent abilities. If, for example, an unusual number of distinguished men are born and reared in the same locality, the environmentalists assert that the causes for their appearance were entirely external and that had their parents changed habitats with those residing elsewhere the result would have been the same, except that the family names of these eminent men would have been different.
    2. One who advocates for the protection of the biosphere from misuse from human activity through such measures as ecosystem protection, waste reduction and pollution prevention.
    3. AdjectiveCOMmore environmentalistSUPmost environmentalist
      1. Of, or relating to environmentalism.
        1. The environmentalist explanation would be that tropical environment retards or depresses culture through its physiological effect on the human organism.
    4. More Examples
      1. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The decision to strip-mine was opposed by environmentalists.
        • I think he took exception to the joke about environmentalists.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adjectives
        • Nouns
          • Countable nouns
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        Meaning of environmentalist for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "environmentalist" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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