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Line breaks: en|vir¦on|men¦tal|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)lɪst
, ɛn-/

Definition of environmentalist in English:


1A person who is concerned about protecting the environment: [as modifier]: the environmentalist movement
More example sentences
  • 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.
2A person who considers that environment, as opposed to heredity, has the primary influence on the development of a person or group.



Example sentences
  • Modern environmentalism differs from the conservation and preservation era in two salient respects.
  • Its centre of political gravity has moved from conservative liberalism to social democracy and environmentalism.
  • The story is a gentle introduction to environmentalism and encourages children to be aware of the dangers to ocean life, posed by littering.

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