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Definition of "orientalist" []

  • A person (especially a scholar) interested in the orient (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "orientalist" in a sentence
  • "Such an evaluative promotion is prepared for through Gilchrist’s efforts to supplant the court language of Persian with the "popular speech" of Hindustani in orientalist scholarship."
  • "Of course, the whole 'orientalist' paintings were also in vogue some remarkable work there - there is a great book about Orientlist Painting:Orientalists: Western Artists in Arabia, the Sahara, Persia and Hardcover"
  • "If, like me, you need the joke explained though I did figure out that mustashriq was 'orientalist', hie yourself over to Language Log, where Mark Liberman does the honors."