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Webster 1913 Edition


Anarchist

An′arch-ist

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
anarchiste
.]
An anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government.

Webster 1828 Edition


Anarchist

AN'ARCHIST

,
Noun.
An anarch; one who excites revolt, or promotes disorder in a state.

Definition 2022


Anarchist

Anarchist

See also: anarchist

German

Noun

Anarchist m (genitive Anarchisten, plural Anarchisten, feminine Anarchistin)

  1. anarchist (person)

Declension

anarchist

anarchist

See also: Anarchist

English

Noun

anarchist (plural anarchists)

  1. One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
  2. One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
  3. (By extension from previous sense), one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
  4. One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.

Usage notes

  • Self-identified anarchists in sense 1 may object to the use of this term in senses 2 and 3.

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

anarchist (comparative more anarchist, superlative most anarchist)

  1. (somewhat rare) Relating to anarchism or to anarchists, anarchistic.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑnɑrˈxɪst/

Noun

anarchist m (plural anarchisten, diminutive anarchistje n)

  1. anarchist