Definition of communist
1 : an adherent or advocate of communism
2 capitalized : communard
3a capitalized : a member of a Communist party or movementb often capitalized : an adherent or advocate of a Communist government, party, or movement
4 often capitalized : one held to engage in left-wing, subversive, or revolutionary activities
communistadjective, often capitalized
communisticplay \ˌkäm-yə-ˈni-stik, -yü-\ adjective, often capitalized
communisticallyplay \ˌkäm-yə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē, -yü-\ adverb
Examples of communist in a Sentence
communists were plotting an overthrow of the government
Recent Examples of communist from the Web
Counter protesters on Saturday wore red and waved anti-fascist as well as communist flags bearing the hammer and sickle.
And, during the early Cold War, Sen. Joseph McCarthy went after alleged communists living in the US, destroying the careers and lives of many figures from the left who were caught up in this sweep.
The Chinese researcher, Deng, reportedly is not connected to the country's ruling communist party and typically publishes his research in Western journals.
But Hun Sen has brought economic growth and relative stability to the Southeast Asian nation that was devastated by the communist Khmer Rouge dictatorship in the late 1970s, when 1.7 million people died from starvation, disease and executions.
Sen. Art Linares, R-Westbrook, recalled his grandparents' journey from communist Cuba.
That situation contrasted with America, where health professionals readily applied the PTSD diagnosis to refugees streaming in from southeast Asia, Africa, Khomeini’s Iran, and exiles from communist eastern Europe.
Nicaragua's communist, Venezuela is communist, Colombia is beautiful but in turmoil.
Ramo Pazara was born in 1976 in the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then a part of communist Yugoslavia.
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COMMUNIST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of communist for English Language Learners
: a person who believes in communism or is a member of a political party that supports communism
COMMUNIST Defined for Kids
Definition of communist for Students
: a person who supports communism
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