Adjective "essentialist" definition and examples

(Essentialist may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

adjective & noun

  1. 'As patterns of DNA code replace external traits as objects of study, essentialist projects might become even more insidious.'
  2. 'I am not an essentialist who believes that people's behavior can be explained by some essential cultural or DNA trait.'
  3. 'Far from being eternally fixed in some essentialist past, identities are subject to the continuous interactions of history, culture and power.'

More definitions

1. a doctrine that certain traditional concepts, ideals, and skills are essential to society and should be taught methodically to all students, regardless of individual ability, need, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"uses can be essentialist."

"pictures can be essentialist."

"models can be essentialist."

"feminists can be essentialist."

Origin

(essentialism)