[ ak-tuh-vist ]
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  1. an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.

  1. of or relating to activism or activists: an activist organization for environmental concern.

  2. 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

Other words from activist

  • non·ac·tiv·ist, adjective, noun

Words that may be confused with activist

Words Nearby activist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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