anarchist


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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.

anarchist

(ˈænəkɪst)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on voluntary cooperation
2. a person who causes disorder or upheaval
ˌanarˈchistic adj

an•ar•chist

(ˈæn ər kɪst)

n.
1. a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism.
2. a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order.
3. a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
[1670–80]
an`ar•chis′tic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anarchist - an advocate of anarchismanarchist - an advocate of anarchism    
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions

anarchist

noun revolutionary, rebel, terrorist, insurgent, nihilist a well-known anarchist poet
Translations
الفَوْضَويثَائِر عَلى الحُكْم
anarchista
anarkist
anarkisti
anarhistanarhistkinja
anarchistafelforgató elem
stjórnleysingi
anarhisrăanarhistnihilist
anarchista

anarchist

[ˈænəkɪst]
A. Nanarquista mf
B. ADJanarquista

anarchist

[ˈænərkɪst]
adj [group, movement, leader] → anarchiste
nanarchiste mf

anarchist

nAnarchist(in) m(f)

anarchist

[ˈænəkɪst] n & adjanarchico/a

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 ?
Schliemann called himself a "philosophic anarchist"; and he explained that an anarchist was one who believed that the end of human existence was the free development of every personality, unrestricted by laws save those of its own being.
She had felt humiliated by his kindness to her (he was a generous giver of presents), and, with the instinct of an anarchist, had taken disparagement of his advice and defiance of his authority as the signs wherefrom she might infer surely that her face was turned to the light.
Horne Fisher had in him something of the aristocrat, which is very near to the anarchist.
But he was neither an anarchist nor an antipatriot; his views on disarmament were moderate and evolutionary-- the Republican Government put considerable confidence in him as to various chemical improvements.
No one but an anarchist would go about breaking statues.
My friend knows a girl of fifteen who's been sent to Siberia for life merely because they caught her addressing a letter to an anarchist.
And there were editorials written in which he was called an enemy of society, possessed of the manners and culture of a caveman, a fomenter of wasteful business troubles, the destroyer of the city's prosperity in commerce and trade, an anarchist of dire menace; and one editorial gravely recommended that hanging would be a lesson to him and his ilk, and concluded with the fervent hope that some day his big motor-car would smash up and smash him with it.
Father's a railroad president and many times millionnaire, but the son's starving in 'Frisco, editing an anarchist sheet for twenty-five a month.
A reporter present seized upon the word "revolution," divorced it from the text, and wrote a garbled account that made Emil Gluck appear an anarchist.
AN Anarchist Orator who had been struck in the face with a Dead Cat by some Respector of Law to him unknown, had the Dead Cat arrested and taken before a Magistrate.
Maurice Blum started out as an anarchist of principle, a father of the poor; he ended a greasy spy and tale-bearer that both sides used and despised.
At another time they sent us a telegram which probably was the means of preventing an anarchist crank from taking my employer's life.