Theologaster vs Philosophaster - What's the difference?

theologaster | philosophaster |

Theologaster is a see also of philosophaster.


As nouns the difference between theologaster and philosophaster

is that theologaster is (rare) a poor theologian; someone who merely pretends to be a theologian while philosophaster is a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.

theologaster

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (rare) A poor theologian; someone who merely pretends to be a theologian.
  • *, II.ii.3:
  • *:But why should the sun and moon be angry, or take exceptions at mathematicians and philosophers, whenas the like measure is offered unto God Himself, by a company of theologasters ?
  • philosophaster

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a pretender to philosophy; a petty or charlatan philosopher.
  • Synonyms

    * philosophe

    See also

    * criticaster * medicaster * poetaster * theologaster ----