Definition of preservationist in English:


Syllabification: pres·er·va·tion·ist
Pronunciation: /ˌprezərˈvāSHənəst


  • A supporter or advocate of the preservation of something, especially of historic buildings and artifacts.
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    • Into this gloomy atmosphere came a national drive by preservationists and conservationists to create national parks and forests in the eastern United States.
    • Unlike the preservationists, we believe that it is our job to manage the animal kingdom with the natural predators that God has provided to keep populations in balance.
    • Historic preservationists want to save old buildings.

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