from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An imitator of Zoilus; one who practises Zoilism; a carping critic.


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  • Gradually the worship of the Creator is grounding itself on general principles and Christian apologetics is slowly but surely mounting above the particularists, spreading & broader opinion, leaving to the antiquary and the zoilist the inaccuracies and inconsistencies of tradition.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.


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  • a very nasty or rude critic, or one who enjoys finding faults.

    March 25, 2008

  • JM encounters the odd zoilist and always yells at them 'aren't you an odd zoilist!!'

    February 24, 2009