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Com·mu·nist

 (kŏm′yə-nĭst)
n.
1.
a. A member of a movement or political party that advocates Communism.
b. A supporter of such a party or movement.
2. A Communard.
3. often communist A radical viewed as a subversive or revolutionary.
adj.
1. often communist Relating to, characteristic of, or held to resemble communism or Communists.
2. communist Supporting, advocating, or serving to further communism: communist propaganda.

communist

(ˈkɒmjʊnɪst)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of any form of communism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) a member of a Communist party
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) US any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
5. (Sociology) a person who practises communal living; communalist
6. (Historical Terms) another name for Communard
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic

com•mu•nist

(ˈkɒm yə nɪst)

n.
1. (cap.) a member of a Communist Party.
2. an advocate of communism.
3. a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
4. (usu. cap.) a Communard.
adj.
5. (cap.) of or pertaining to a Communist Party or to Communism.
6. pertaining to communists or communism.
[1835–45; < French communiste. See common, -ist]
com`mu•nis′tic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communist - a member of the communist partyCommunist - a member of the communist party  
Communist Party - a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government; in Communist countries it is the sole political party of the state
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.communist - a socialist who advocates communism
apparatchik - a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party
Bolshevist, Bolshevik - a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
Comrade - a fellow member of the Communist Party
revisionist - a Communist who tries to rewrite Marxism to justify a retreat from the revolutionary position
socialist - a political advocate of socialism
Adj.1.communist - relating to or marked by communism; "Communist Party"; "communist governments"; "communistic propaganda"

communist

noun (often cap.) socialist, Red (informal), Marxist, Bolshevik, collectivist Its leader is a former Communist who joined the dissident movement in 1989.
Quotations
"What is a communist? One who hath yearnings"
"For equal division of unequal earnings" [Ebenezer Elliot Epigram]
Translations
الشُّيوعيشُيُوعِيّ
komunistakomunistický
kommunistkommunist-kommunistisk
kommunistinenkommunisti
komunistkomunistički
kommunista
kommúnisti
共産主義の共産主義者
공산주의의공산주의자
komunista
kommunistkommunistisk
เกี่ยวกับคอมมิวนิสต์คอมมิวนิสต์
người cộng sảntheo chủ nghĩa cộng sản

communist

[ˈkɒmjʊnɪst]
A. ADJcomunista
B. Ncomunista mf
C. CPD Communist party Npartido m comunista

communist

[ˈkɒmjʊnɪst]
adjcommuniste
the Communist Party → le Parti communiste
ncommuniste mf

communist

nKommunist(in) m(f)

communist

[ˈkɒmjʊnɪst] adj & ncomunista (m/f)

communism

(ˈkomjunizəm) noun
(often with capital) a system of government under which there is no private industry and (in some forms) no private property, most things being state-owned.
ˈcommunist noun
(often with capital) a person who believes in communism. He is a Communist; (also adjective) a Communist leader.

communist

شُيُوعِيّ komunista, komunistický kommunist, kommunistisk Kommunist, kommunistisch κομουνιστής, κομουνιστικός comunista kommunisti, kommunistinen communiste komunist, komunistički comunista 共産主義の, 共産主義者 공산주의의, 공산주의자 communist, communistisch kommunist, kommunistisk komunista, komunistyczny comunista коммунист, коммунистический kommunist, kommunistisk เกี่ยวกับคอมมิวนิสต์, คอมมิวนิสต์ komünist người cộng sản, theo chủ nghĩa cộng sản 共产主义的, 共产主义者
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If Napoleon the First had stood in the shoes of Louis XVI that day, instead of being merely a casual and unknown looker-on, there would be no Lion of Lucerne, now, but there would be a well-stocked Communist graveyard in Paris which would answer just as well to remember the 10th of August by.
He said she was not within ten years of being qualified to meddle with his pet subject; and as it was evident that the Colonel agreed with him, she felt she could not go against them in this grave matter, and that she had no right, without Higgins's consent, to exploit the knowledge he had given her; for his knowledge seemed to her as much his private property as his watch: Eliza was no communist.
Moreover, before the twentieth century the world had had but one experience, and that a comparatively light one, in the Communist insurrection of Paris, 1871, of the possibilities of a modern urban population under warlike stresses.
There were a dozen requests for autographs - he knew them at sight; there were professional begging letters; and there were letters from cranks, ranging from the man with a working model of perpetual motion, and the man who demonstrated that the surface of the earth was the inside of a hollow sphere, to the man seeking financial aid to purchase the Peninsula of Lower California for the purpose of communist colonization.
The vile Laws of Supply and Demand shall find labor scarce in that agricultural district; and pitiless Political Economy shall spend a few extra shillings on the poor, as certainly as I am that Radical, Communist, and Incendiary--Julian Gray
not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right.
It is high time that Communists should openly, in the face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of Communism with a Manifesto of the party itself.
To this end, Communists of various nationalities have assembled in London, and sketched the following Manifesto, to be published in the English, French, German, Italian, Flemish and Danish languages.
So exile brought its consolations, the voice and presence of "The Lute Girl", and the eight nameless poets who became with Po Chu-i the literary communists of Hsiang-shan.
One of the first countries to shake off communist rule, Poland was also one of the first to reelect former communist politicians.
Anyone who encountered Foster's jargon-ridden Communist rhetoric and his slavish devotion to Stalinism in his middle and late years might have found it difficult to believe that he started out as an authentic American radical--one of the few Communist leaders of his generation, in fact, to spring from genuine working-class roots.
Bypassing the school district, she sent a letter to the San Rafael Independent-Journal, claiming that twenty-four books on the local high school library reading list were written by authors "well documented from state and federal government sources" as communists or communist affiliates (Benemann, 1977, p.