communist


com·mu·nist

noun \-nist\

: a person who believes in communism or is a member of a political party that supports communism

Full Definition of COMMUNIST

1
:  an adherent or advocate of communism
2
capitalized :  communard
3
a capitalized :  a member of a Communist party or movement
b often capitalized :  an adherent or advocate of a Communist government, party, or movement
4
often capitalized :  one held to engage in left-wing, subversive, or revolutionary activities
communist adjective often capitalized
com·mu·nis·tic \ˌkäm-yə-ˈnis-tik, -yü-\ adjective often capitalized
com·mu·nis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of COMMUNIST

  1. <communists were plotting an overthrow of the government>

First Known Use of COMMUNIST

1840

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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