Gradualist vs Catastrophist - What's the difference?

gradualist | catastrophist | Antonyms |

Gradualist is an antonym of catastrophist.


As nouns the difference between gradualist and catastrophist

is that gradualist is (biology|politics) one who believes in gradualism while catastrophist is a catastrophist person: a person who subscribes to a catastrophist theory.

As an adjective catastrophist is

of, having, or being a theory that explains a situation by positing one or more catastrophic events, as opposed to gradual changes.

gradualist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (biology, politics) One who believes in gradualism.
  • See also

    * punctuationist * saltationist

    catastrophist

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, having, or being a theory that explains a situation by positing one or more catastrophic events, as opposed to gradual changes.
  • Antonyms

    * (of a theory positing catastrophes) gradualist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A catastrophist person: a person who subscribes to a catastrophist theory.
  • Antonyms

    * (a catastrophist person) gradualist