EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun ( initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement. a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes. ( usually initial capital letter) a Communard. adjective ( initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism. Origin of communist
dating back to
-ist Related forms com·mu·nis·tic, com·mu·nis·ti·cal, adjective com·mu·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb an·ti·com·mu·nist, noun, adjective an·ti·com·mu·nis·tic, adjective an·ti·com·mu·nis·ti·cal, adjective an·ti·com·mu·nis·ti·cal·ly, adverb pro·com·mun·ist, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for anticommunist Contemporary Examples of anticommunist British Dictionary definitions for anticommunist noun 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 adjective of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic
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Word Origin and History for anticommunist
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.
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