- (initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
- an advocate of communism.
- a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
- (usually initial capital letter) a Communard.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.
- pertaining to communists or communism.
Origin of communist
Examples from the Web for communistic
In any case, Burgess likes to rail against these pushy liberals and their tricky, communistic light bulbs.The GOP’s Relentless Crusade to Save America From Commie Light Bulbs
January 17, 2014
The human-rights terminology of NIF grantees, he said, "serves Communistic interests."The 'Defenders of Zionism' Lose Their Case
September 9, 2013
Some defects and difficulties may be noted in the execution of the communistic plan.The Republic
In this work Weitling first expounded at length his communistic theories.Socialism
"This camp is run on communistic principles," Mme. C—— was explaining.Trapped in 'Black Russia'
It is as far from a communistic, as from a charitable state of mind.Quaker Hill
Warren H. Wilson
But in such a communistic body it is a wise hen who knows her own chicken.That Fortune
Charles Dudley Warner
- of, characteristic of, or relating to communism
- a supporter of any form of communism
- (often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
- (often capital) a member of a Communist party
- (often capital) US any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
- a person who practises communal living; communalist
- another name for Communard
- of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic
Word Origin and History for communistic
1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.
A supporter of communism.