As nouns the difference between naturist and naturalist
is that naturist
is one who prefers to live without clothes, often for reasons of health while naturalist
is (dated) a person committed to studying nature or natural history.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
One who prefers to live without clothes, often for reasons of health.
One who believes in the doctrine of naturism, which attributes everything to nature.
(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.