Etymology
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theist (n.)

1660s, from Greek theos "god" (from PIE root *dhes-, forming words for religious concepts) + -ist. The original senses was that later reserved to deist: "one who believes in a transcendent god but denies revelation." Later in 18c. theist was contrasted with deist, as believing in a personal God and allowing the possibility of revelation.

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Definitions of theist
1
theist (n.)
one who believes in the existence of a god or gods;
2
theist (adj.)
of or relating to theism;
Synonyms: theistical / theistic
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