- 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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Related Wordsactivist, fighter, protester, demonstrator, combatant, rioter, militant, fanatic, radical, nut, maniac, extremist, diehard, dissident, enthusiast, devotee, bigot, freak, visionary, zealot
Examples from the Web for activist
The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
Robert Perske has long been an activist raising awareness of the issue of false confessions by people with ID.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
“Supporting Hamas, or not supporting Hamas is not the issue,” said Israeli activist Miko Peled.Pro-Palestinian Group Lectured On Skirting Terror Laws
December 5, 2014
Singers Nancy Wilson and Billy Eckstine attended, and actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered a well-received speech.When Bill Cosby N-Bombed the Congressional Black Caucus
December 2, 2014
For the Democrats to win as the Government Party, activist government must demonstrate that it both works and is trustworthy.2016 Is No Democratic Slam Dunk
December 1, 2014
We are not speaking of a reactionary revolution but of the "activist."The New Society
Because marriage is a sacred institution and the foundation of society, it should not be re-defined by activist judges.
They're concerned about unethical conduct by public officials, and discouraged by activist courts that try to redefine marriage.
This school of medicine advocated a return to clinical observation and a reduction of activist intervention.
Well, it made me realize that he would like to be active in some kind of—activist.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for activist
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