- an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.
- of or relating to activism or activists: an activist organization for environmental concern.
- advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause: Activist opponents of the president picketed the White House.
Origin of activist
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Word Origin and History for non-activist
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