noncommunist

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adjective

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

noncommunist

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noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncommunist was in 1874

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“Noncommunist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncommunist. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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