De·​cem·​brist di-ˈsem-brist How to pronounce Decembrist (audio)
: one taking part in the unsuccessful uprising against the Russian emperor Nicholas I in December 1825

Examples of Decembrist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Charismatic and earnest, she was adored for her image as a Decembrist’s wife — women who had given up their lives and followed their husbands to exile in Siberia. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Decembrist was in 1877

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“Decembrist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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