Definition of "anarchist" []

  • An advocate of or a participant in anarchism. (noun)
  • A person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on voluntary cooperation (noun)

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  • A person who causes disorder or upheaval (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "anarchist" in a sentence
  • "Tucker was famously strict in applying the term anarchist — he argued that professedly anti-statist communists such as Johann Most or the Haymarket martyrs were not in fact anarchists, but only governmentalists of a different stripe who had illegitimately appropriated the term from the proponents of individual property and free markets."
  • "Deborah Orr has mistakenely udes the word 'anarchist' as a synonym for 'criminal' which is accepted without question these days , yet is so ignorant, wrong and mistaken."
  • "I remember being shocked by her transformation from rich sheltered white girl to gun-totin 'anarchist (despite the fact it was clear in many of the surveillance tapes from banks and the like that she was as much a victim as the bank tellers)."