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non·​com·​mu·​nist ˌnän-ˈkäm-yə-nist How to pronounce noncommunist (audio)
variants or less commonly non-Communist
: not of or relating to communism or a Communist party : not communist
noncommunist countries
a non-Communist government


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variants or less commonly non-Communist
plural noncommunists also non-Communists
: one who is not an adherent of communism or a member of a Communist party
Leaders in Beijing now have democratic debates and votes within the party but still prohibit noncommunists from forming parties of their own.Madeleine K. Albright

Examples of noncommunist in a Sentence

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With the onset of the Cold War, Washington embraced a more exclusive vision of international order, one based on strengthening the noncommunist nations while leaving Moscow on the outside, and one that ultimately allowed America to bury the communist competition. Hal Brands, National Review, 17 Feb. 2022 Teach them about the 20th-century victims of communism not only in Asia but in Europe, Latin America and Africa—and point out that most Asian countries are noncommunist and many are democracies. Wai Wah Chin, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1874, in the meaning defined above


1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncommunist was in 1874

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“Noncommunist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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