communist

[ kom-yuh-nist ]
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noun
  1. (initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.

  2. an advocate of communism.

  1. a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.

  2. (usually initial capital letter) a Communard.

adjective
  1. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.

  2. pertaining to communists or communism.

Origin of communist

1
From the French word communiste, dating back to 1835–45. See common, -ist

Other words from communist

  • 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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British Dictionary definitions for communist

communist

/ (ˈkɒmjʊnɪst) /


noun
  1. a supporter of any form of communism

  2. (often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state

  1. (often capital) a member of a Communist party

  2. (often capital) US any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive

  3. a person who practises communal living; communalist

  4. another name for Communard

adjective
  1. of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic

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Cultural definitions for communist

communist

A supporter of communism.

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