Naturalist vs Environmentalist - What's the difference?

naturalist | environmentalist |


As nouns the difference between naturalist and environmentalist

is that naturalist is (dated) a person committed to studying nature or natural history while environmentalist is (medicine|social sciences) one who holds the view that environment, rather than heredity or culture, is the primary factor in the development of an individual or group.

As an adjective environmentalist is

of, or relating to environmentalism.

naturalist

Noun

(en noun)
  • (dated) A person committed to studying nature or natural history.
  • (philosophy) A person who believes]] in or [[advocate, advocates the tenets of philosophical or methodological naturalism.
  • See also

    * botanist * biologist * geologist * scientist * zoologist

    environmentalist

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine, social sciences) One who holds the view that environment, rather than heredity or culture, is the primary factor in the development of an individual or group.
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  • One who advocates for the protection of the biosphere from misuse from human activity through such measures as ecosystem protection, waste reduction and pollution prevention
  • Synonyms

    * (one who advocates for the protection of the biosphere) greenie , tree hugger (qualifier)

    Derived terms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to environmentalism.
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  • See also

    * conservationist * ecologist * preservationist