anarchism


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an·ar·chism

 (ăn′ər-kĭz′əm)
n.
1. The theory or doctrine that all forms of government are oppressive and undesirable and should be abolished.
2. Active resistance and terrorism against the state, as used by some anarchists.
3. Rejection of all forms of coercive control and authority: "He was inclined to anarchism; he hated system and organization and uniformity" (Bertrand Russell).

an′ar·chist (-kĭst) n.
an′ar·chis′tic (-kĭs′tĭk) adj.

anarchism

(ˈænəˌkɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political theory a doctrine advocating the abolition of government
2. the principles or practice of anarchists

an•ar•chism

(ˈæn ərˌkɪz əm)

n.
1. a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty.
2. the methods or practices of anarchists.
[1635–45]

anarchism

1. a political theory advocating the elimination of governments and governmental restraint and the substitution of voluntary cooperation among individuals.
2. the methods and practices of anarchists. Cf. Nihilism.anarchist, n.anarchic, adj.
See also: Government

anarchism

The political theory that all governments oppress the people and should be abolished.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governmentsanarchism - a political theory favoring the abolition of governments
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Translations
فَوْضَوِيه
anarchismus
anarkisme
anarchizmus
stjórnleysi
anarchizmus
anarşizm

anarchism

[ˈænəkɪzəm] Nanarquismo m

anarchism

[ˈænərkɪzəm] nanarchisme m

anarchism

nAnarchismus m

anarchism

[ˈænəˌkɪzm] n (Pol) → anarchismo

anarchy

(ˈӕnəki) noun
1. the absence or failure of government. Total anarchy followed the defeat of the government.
2. disorder and confusion.
ˈanarchist noun
1. a person who believes that governments are unnecessary or undesirable.
2. a person who tries to overturn the government by violence.
ˈanarchism noun
References in classic literature ?
Of intellectual and moral things, on the other hand, there was no limit, and one could have more without another's having less; hence "Communism in material production, anarchism in intellectual," was the formula of modern proletarian thought.
For the first time he heard of socialism, anarchism, and single tax, and learned that there were warring social philosophies.
Lord Avebury, an Englishman, uttered the following in the House of Lords: "The unrest in Europe, the spread of socialism, and the ominous rise of Anarchism, are warnings to the governments and the ruling classes that the condition of the working classes in Europe is becoming intolerable, and that if a revolution is to be avoided some steps must be taken to increase wages, reduce the hours of labor, and lower the prices of the necessaries of life.
Now all our great cities are hot-beds of Socialism and - and anarchism.
All this is used up; it is no longer instructive as an object lesson in revolutionary anarchism.
New York: Anarchos, 1969); Post-scarcity Anarchism (Berkeley: Ramparts Press, 1971); Daniel Guerin, Anarchism: From Theory to Practice (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1970); Red Rosa & Black Maria, "Anarcha-Feminism: Two Statements," in Dark Star Collective, eds.
Dubbing the students' agitation as " undemocratic" and " unconstitutional", Chakrabarti said: " My resignation is a mark of protest against such anarchism perpetrated by the agitating students and unfortunately by some of the teachers who are members of the Jadavpur University Teachers' Association ( JUTA).
Mayor James Logan tried to stay out of sight and out of the headlines, but Police Chief David Matthews said that she would not be allowed to speak on anarchism.
Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940: The Praxis of National Liberation, Internationalism, and Social Revolution (reprint, 2010)
m dmi party is only a common man's party for namesake and Kejriwal just wants to spread anarchism and nothing else," he added.
Beginning with deep ecologists following his 1987 keynote address criticizing aspects of deep ecology at the initial gathering of US Greens in Amherst, Massachusetts, and later by those identified with anarchism following the publication of his 1995 critique Social Anarchism or Lifestyle Anarchism, Bookchin was portrayed by adherents of deep ecology and in some anarchist publications as irascible, dogmatic, and vindictive, carrying on personal vendettas against competing approaches in an attempt to gain hegemony for his ideas.
Well aware that, along with pacifism, anarchism is one of the least understood and least appreciated philosophies, Schneider more than once tries to let the sun break through the clouds of misunderstanding.