declinist
noun Date: 1988 one who theorizes that a nation or society is in or is headed for a state of economic, political, or social decline

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  • declinist — noun A subscriber to declinism …   Wiktionary

  • declinist — de·clin·ist …   English syllables

  • declinist — də̇ˈklīnə̇st noun ( s) : one who theorizes that a particular nation or society is in or is headed for a state of economic, political, or social decline …   Useful english dictionary

  • declinism — (di.CLYN.iz.um) n. The belief that something, particularly a country or a political or economic system, is undergoing a significant and possibly irreversible decline. declinist n., adj. Example Citations: The declinists, we might say, will always …   New words

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