su·​prem·​a·​cist | \sə-ˈpre-mə-sist, sü-\

Definition of supremacist 

1 : an advocate or adherent of group supremacy

Examples of supremacist in a Sentence

white supremacists were arrested for painting racial slurs on a church

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In Sri Lanka, Sinhalese supremacists upset the delicate balance with Tamils by diminishing English. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "For India, English Is a Cure, Not a Sickness," 20 Sep. 2018 Read more Retropolis: Six Nazi spies were executed in D.C. White supremacists gave them a memorial — on federal land. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Herndon Monument Climb: Why crazed Naval Academy freshmen storm a greased obelisk," 21 May 2018 West supremacists are quick to point out that 14 of the past 20 titles have been won by West teams, that the West could field two All-Star teams with better talent than the East’s top team, that the West’s No. Ben Golliver,, "2018 NBA Free Agency: The Early Winners And Losers," 5 July 2018 Bencz, the Tribune reported, bought property in town from Cobb and moved to Leith about the same time Cobb put out the call for other supremacists to help take over the town and fly Nazi flags. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "North Dakota mayor: We must scrap city council to thwart white supremacist takeover," 25 June 2018 Some of ayurveda’s most prominent supporters have links with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu supremacist organization. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power," 29 Jan. 2018 This category isn’t just for virulent supremacists. Michael Harriot, The Root, "We Need a Yelp for Rating White People," 19 Apr. 2018 Yesteryear’s Shia supremacists these days promise to cherish the country’s diversity, and recruit other sects to their ranks. The Economist, "Fifteen years after America’s invasion, Iraq is getting back on its feet," 28 Mar. 2018 The Charlottesville gathering of white-supremacists and neo-Nazi groups is a symptom not only of the rise of ethnic-nationalism and authoritarianism in America, but its surge across the globe. Richard Stengel, Time, "What Nelson Mandela Would Have Seen in President Trump," 19 Mar. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of supremacist

: a person who believes that one group of people is better than all other groups and should have control over them

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