activist

[ ak-tuh-vist ]
/ ˈæk tə vɪst /

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noun

an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.

adjective

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

First recorded in 1905–10; active + -ist

Related forms

non·ac·tiv·ist, adjective, noun

Can be confused

activist pacifist passivist
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