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Words Ending in "IAN"

Can you guess these vocabulary words which end in the letters -ian?
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Last updated: October 25, 2023
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One who ...
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doesn't eat meat
vegetarian
tells jokes for a living
comedian
does tricks involving
sleight of hand
magician
works with numbers
mathematician
travels by foot
pedestrian
believes in the divinity of Jesus
Christian
is a monkey
simian
is a bird
avian
is not in the military
civilian
is a member of the nobility in
ancient Rome
patrician
One who ...
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inhabits the 4th planet from the sun
Martian
seeks election to public office
politician
is between 80 and 89 years of age
octogenarian
provides funeral services
mortician
is an actor
thespian
lives an unconventional, artistic lifestyle
bohemian
graduates at the top of their class
valedictorian
believes in limited government and a
high degree of personal freedom
libertarian
provides medical services for animals
veterinarian
catalogs and organizes books
librarian
37 Comments
+27
Level 74
Oct 26, 2023
How often do you think about the Roman Empire?
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2023
oh, to live in a world free from tiktok
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Level 75
Oct 27, 2023
Hardly ever. Unless I am watching a movie that takes place at that time or if someone asks a question about it. But literally never other than those times.
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Level 79
Oct 26, 2023
Equestrian should be accepted for the Roman question - they were also members of the nobility.
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Level 67
Oct 26, 2023
Was the term “equestrian” really used to refer to an individual member of the equestrian order, though? Or is it just an adjective describing the order to which equites belonged?
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2023
The definition you gave for Christian would also describe a Trinitarian.
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Level 83
Oct 26, 2023
Or an Episcopalian, or Presbyterian, for example. These are instantiations of the larger category, which is the best fit for the clue.
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Level 83
Oct 27, 2023
What I meant was... The definition is a BETTER fit for trinitarian. Both should be accepted.
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2023
Well, from a purely logical perspective, trinitarians are people who believe in the triune god (father, son and holy spirit). Thus it's a more specific term that percludes belief in the divinity of Jesus but is not exclusive to it. All trinitarians believe in Jesus as God but not all believers in Jesus as God are trinitarians. There may be some sects that reject the divinity of the Holy Spirit, for example, although I believe none do so in modern times. No modern Christian sect reject the divinity of Jesus either, so I think the clue is fine as it is.
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2023
TomatosRaafatos: I think you're incorrect here. The largest sects, and therefore the vast majority of practicing christians around the world, are certainly members of churches that are trinitarian / nicene / chalcedonian... however, much like Roman era arians, present day unitarians generally believe that Jesus existed, and that he was a prophet or a savior, but not that he was truly divine, in the way that mainline catholic, orthodox, or protestant sects do. Something similar is true for certain groups of pentecostals and mormons, and probably a few other small groups I'm missing. And then, of course, most muslims also believe that Jesus was a prophet, but not actually divine.
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Level 34
May 23, 2024
This is one of the issues faced by a religion as widespread as Christianity. Beliefs have changed a lot, due to syncretism, deuterocanonical/extra-biblical books, or different interpretations. It seems that nowadays, knowing that someone is a Christian doesn't tell you as much about what they believe as it used to.

That being said, the definition of "Christian" is that they follow and believe in the teachings of Christ[Jesus]. Jesus equaled himself with God and accepted worship, according to the Bible(if we're counting the Bible as his teaching to define Christianity, which is what the Nicene Creed used). This could be taken to mean that he taught that he was divine. You could also reason that most people have this definition of Christian, i.e that he was divine.

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Level 66
Nov 13, 2023
Indeed, some early Christians rejected the divinity of Jesus (such as in the Arianism)

just love nitpicking :)

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Level 79
Oct 26, 2023
Someone who will take issue with one or more of the questions/answers:

CONTRAR IAN

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Level 82
Oct 26, 2023
would a statistician also be someone who works with numbers?
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Level 71
Oct 27, 2023
Not so obvious this one. Made me wonder what the answer would be for "someone who works with letters".
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Level 78
Oct 28, 2023
Statistician was also my first thought.
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Level 80
Oct 29, 2023
I also tried statistician first.
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Level 76
Nov 13, 2023
I work with statisticians, and several of them told me that they're actually "bad with numbers". Similar to general mathematics, actually, analytical statistics is more about logic, which test to apply when etc. than about actual numbers.
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Level 55
Nov 15, 2023
I'm studying mathematical logic and set theory. In these fields you first have to define numbers before you can use them and you can actually do quite a lot of mathematics without even defining them. I did a minor in statistics, loads more numbers there. You even have to calculate something every now and then.
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Level 69
Oct 27, 2023
The "politician" one is slightly misleading. You can have a whole career in politics without ever being elected or standing for election. Maybe worth rephrasing - though I wouldn't know how.
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Level 80
Oct 30, 2023
How about: 'mealy-mouthed self-promoter who'd sell their own granny to get ahead'.
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2023
Sure, if we're accepting half-assed personal opinions as defintions.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2023
Agree. Pretty much anyone in a public position holding political power or trying to achieve that kind of a position can be called "politician", even a dictator who has reached his/her position (or is trying to reach it) thru a coup/revolution.
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Level 70
Mar 25, 2024
I agree, the clue for politician was a bad one imo. It made me think about something along the lines of a candidate ( and was thinking is english had more special words for that)

A politician generally is allready in the position it wants to be, somewhere in politics. Some ofcourse strive to get higher. But in my country I don't think all the ministers want to be prime minister, and the local politicians definitely usually want to rise to national politics.

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Level 34
May 23, 2024
It's been changed to "seek"
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2023
I forgot 'Christian' 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
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Level 64
Nov 13, 2023
These words make me dizzy...
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Level 25
Nov 13, 2023
Can someone please tell me how they did the "______ian" for the quiz im trying to add that to one of my quizzes
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Level 79
Nov 13, 2023
Use the copy featured quiz button and put the link for this quiz in, then you can look at it as if you were the creator and see how it was formatted.
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Level 49
Nov 13, 2023
I tried MarSian instead of MarTian.

Guhhhhgghhjghgghguhghgfhgfhfhjghjhg

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Level 73
Nov 14, 2023
Been there, done that. I did get it in the end, but it took longer than I care to admit to figure out the mistake.
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Level 34
May 23, 2024
Better than "marshian" :/
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Level 22
Nov 13, 2023
I think you forgot Persian, but you don't have to add it if you don't want to.
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Level 69
Nov 23, 2023
Yes, I also believe that this is the only word ending in -IAN you have forgotten to include in this exhaustive list of all words ending in -IAN.
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Level 68
Feb 1, 2024
Phew! I kept typing in "statistician" for the number-working guy!
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Level 86
May 14, 2024
I'm sure you know: 87.3 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
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Level 34
May 23, 2024
wait a minute...