su·​prem·​a·​cist | \ sə-ˈpre-mə-sist How to pronounce supremacist (audio) , sü-\

Definition of supremacist

1 : an advocate or adherent of group supremacy

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Synonyms & Antonyms for supremacist


racialist, racist



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Examples of supremacist in a Sentence

white supremacists were arrested for painting racial slurs on a church

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Everything from jihadist screeds to supremacist hate speech is protected from government censorship by the First Amendment. Chris Cox, WSJ, "Hawley’s Bad Idea to Protect Speech," 23 June 2019 The site has survived, extremism experts said, in part due to a reluctance from some law-enforcement and intelligence officials to categorize white-supremacist and far-right movements as terror threats. Anchorage Daily News, "3 mass shootings this year began with a hateful screed on 8chan, whose founder calls it a terrorist refuge in plain sight," 4 Aug. 2019 In the show, the Aryavart kingdom (Hindu supremacists) demolishes the Taj Mahal to rid India of its Muslim presence as its leader rides to absolute power on totalitarian ideals. Rana Ayyub, Time, "What a Rising Tide of Violence Against Muslims in India Says About Modi's Second Term," 28 June 2019 Last month, Motherboard revealed that the company is working with outside researchers to study how white nationalists and supremacists use the platform. Shirin Ghaffary, Vox, "Twitter’s top policy exec said there’s “no doubt” that some social media content contributes to radicalization," 11 June 2019 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 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

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First Known Use of supremacist

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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