What is another word for naturalists?

Pronunciation: [nˈat͡ʃəɹəlˌɪsts] (IPA)

Naturalists are those who study nature and the natural world. There are various synonyms available that can be used to refer to them depending on regional preferences or personal choices. Some of the popular alternatives for naturalists are environmentalists, ecologists, conservationists, botanists, zoologists, wildlife biologists, nature lovers, and environmental advocates. These terms may have specific meanings or associations, but they all reflect an interest in nature and concern about the environment. Whether one is observing wildlife, studying plants, or advocating for conservation, the common thread among these synonyms is a commitment to preserving the natural world and maintaining its balance.

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A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Naturalists

He illustrates in his present life a process well known historically to all naturalists, viz.
"Ways of Wood Folk"
William J. Long
I confess that this is what I rather feel about the experienced naturalists who differ in only too great numbers from myself, but I did not expect to find so much of the old Adam remaining in Mr. Darwin; I did not expect to find him support me in the belief that naturalists are made of much the same stuff as other people, and, if they are wise, will look upon new theories with distrust until they find them becoming generally accepted.
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler
It is to be found in the preface which he wrote to Professor Weismann's "Studies in the Theory of Descent," published in 1881. "Several distinguished naturalists," says Mr. Darwin, "maintain with much confidence that organic beings tend to vary and to rise in the scale, independently of the conditions to which they and their progenitors have been exposed; whilst others maintain that all variation is due to such exposure, though the manner in which the environment acts is as yet quite unknown.
"Luck or Cunning?"
Samuel Butler

Famous quotes with Naturalists

  • The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain than for apparent exceptions.
    Edward Forbes
  • In short, it is not that evolutionary naturalists have been less brazen than the scientific creationists in holding science hostage, but rather that they have been infinitely more effective in getting away with it.
    Phillip E. Johnson
  • Darwin investigated the numerous facts obtained by naturalists in living nature and analysed them through the prism of practical experience.
    Trofim Lysenko
  • But naturalists are now beginning to look beyond this, and to see that there must be some other principle regulating the infinitely varied forms of animal life.
    Alfred Russel Wallace
  • So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bit 'em; And so proceed . Thus every poet, in his kind, Is bit by him that comes behind.
    Jonathan Swift

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