communist

noun com·mu·nist \ ˈkäm-yə-nist , -yü- \

Definition of communist

1 :an adherent or advocate of communism
2 capitalized :communard
3 a capitalized :a member of a Communist party or movement
b 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

communist

adjective, often capitalized

communistic

play \ˌkäm-yə-ˈni-stik, -yü-\ adjective, often capitalized

communistically

play \ˌkäm-yə-ˈni-sti-k(ə-)lē, -yü-\ adverb

Examples of communist in a Sentence

  1. communists were plotting an overthrow of the government

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Origin and Etymology of communist


COMMUNIST Defined for English Language Learners

communist

noun

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

communist

noun com·mu·nist \ ˈkä-myə-nəst \

Definition of communist for Students

:a person who supports communism


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