elegist elegist

Definition(s):

  • (n) the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead

Usage(s):

  1. Gurney is often pegged as an elegist for the waning Wasp.
  2. And in his best work, Woo is a critic and elegist of movie manhood.
  3. In nonfiction, in fact, his principal role has been that of a warning bell and an elegist, trying to rescue traditional values and forgotten instincts from the ravages of progress.
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