(noun, adjective)


1. advocating the perpetuation of native societies

- the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman

- the nativistic faith preaches the old values

Similar word(s): nativistic

2. of or relating to or advocating nativism

- nativist theories

- the traditional controversy between the nativistic and empiristic theories

Similar word(s): nativistic


1. a philosopher who subscribes to nativism

Definition categories: person, philosopher