Definition of anarchist
1 : a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power
2 : a person who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy; especially : one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order
anarchisticplay \ˌa-nər-ˈkis-tik, -(ˌ)när-\ adjective
Recent Examples of anarchist from the Web
Putney told City Council that his officers need to worry about terrorism – not about anarchists throwing bottles, the original fear that prompted the ordinance.
Among those on the streets were far-left antifascist and anarchist activists who have been showing up in cities like Berkeley, Seattle and Washington, D.C. — often in clashes with alt-right extremists.
Michael Amato is intrigued by the photography of subcultures: Mike Brodie's Polaroid chronicles of train-hoppers, Anton Kusters' immersion into the Yakuza, Morgan Ashcom's images of skateboard-riding anarchists.
A sexy anarchist movement, the Diggers, had sprung up, and the girls joined in.
All targets were economy-based and some were claimed by Greek anarchist terrorist organizations.
At least a dozen properties — including residences and downtown Boulder businesses — were hit with anarchist messaging and profanity-laden graffiti.
The anarchist left comprises another breed of decent fans.
Tarr admits that some of the programmers creating and using Secure Scuttlebutt fall squarely into the anarchist camp.
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ANARCHIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of anarchist for English Language Learners
: a person who believes that government and laws are not necessary
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