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
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.
Heeszel, who runs the popular YouTube channel Taofledermaus, isn’t an anarchist or a political activist like Cody Wilson, who created the world’s first fully printable gun.
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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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