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
But a big global event in the heart of a city with a strong anarchist tradition was always bound to prompt protests. Officials’
Two alleged members of an anti-gentrication anarchist group were ordered to stand trial Wednesday for participating in a riot May 1 by masked and black-garbed vandals who caused more than $100,000 in damage to new housing in North Philadelphia.
German security forces in riot gear clashed with thousands of anti-capitalist protesters Thursday, using water cannons and pepper spray to clear a march that included a militant group with anarchist sympathies, The Post reported.
As dusk fell Friday, activists returned to the Reeperbahn, where protesters from the LGBTI+ community, anarchists and other members of the left enjoyed three separate music events.
Though Hamburg has long been a powerhouse of German trade and industry, it is also known for its vibrant communities of leftists, anarchists and other assorted enemies of the ruthless capitalism that Trump represents.
Anarchists From Colony, which topped the box-office charts, came in fifth with a 27.9 percent seat occupancy rate while Real ranked eighth at 20.6 percent.
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.
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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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