unionist


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un·ion·ist

 (yo͞on′yə-nĭst)
n.
1.
a. One who believes in or supports labor unions.
b. A member of a labor union.
2. Unionist
a. One who is loyal to the United Kingdom, especially in support of its sovereignty over Northern Ireland.
b. One who was loyal to the federal government of the United States during the Civil War.

un′ion·is′tic adj.

unionist

(ˈjuːnjənɪst)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a supporter or advocate of unionism or union
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or advocate of unionism or union
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a member of a trade union
adj
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) chiefly Brit of or relating to union or unionism, esp trade unionism
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit of or relating to union or unionism, esp trade unionism
ˌunionˈistic adj

Unionist

(ˈjuːnjənɪst)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (sometimes not capital)
a. (before 1920) a supporter of the union of all Ireland and Great Britain
b. (since 1920) a supporter of union between Britain and Northern Ireland
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes not capital)
a. (before 1920) a supporter of the union of all Ireland and Great Britain
b. (since 1920) a supporter of union between Britain and Northern Ireland
3. (Historical Terms) a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
adj
5. (Historical Terms) of, resembling, or relating to Unionists
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, resembling, or relating to Unionists
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Unionist - a worker who belongs to a trade unionunionist - a worker who belongs to a trade union
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Translations

unionist

[ˈjuːnjənɪst]
A. ADJ (Brit) (Pol) → unionista
B. N
1. (Ind) (also trade unionist) → sindicalista mf, miembro mf de un sindicato
2. Unionist (Brit) (Pol) → unionista mf

unionist

n
(= trade unionist)Gewerkschaftler(in) m(f)
(Pol) → Unionist(in) m(f); Ulster UnionistUlster Unionist m
adj
(= trade unionist)gewerkschaftlich
(Pol) → unionistisch

Unionist

[ˈjuːnjənɪst] n (Pol) (in Northern Ireland) → unionista m/f
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If this conventional wisdom applies in Northern Ireland, it is bad news for the Ulster Unionist Party.
ULSTER Unionist negotiators got absolutely nothing from the IRA in recent talks to revive the peace process,it was claimed yesterday.
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