anarchist

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noun an·ar·chist \ˈa-nər-kist, -ˌnär-\

Definition of anarchist

  1. 1 :  a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power

  2. 2 :  a person who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy; especially :  one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order

anarchist

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anarchistic

play \ˌa-nər-ˈkis-tik, -(ˌ)när-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of anarchist

see anarchy


First Known Use: 1646


ANARCHIST Defined for English Language Learners

anarchist

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noun an·ar·chist \ˈa-nər-kist, -ˌnär-\

Definition of anarchist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who believes that government and laws are not necessary


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