Definition of Activist

1. Noun. A militant reformer.

Exact synonyms: Militant
Specialized synonyms: Black Muslim, Black Panther
Generic synonyms: Crusader, Meliorist, Reformer, Reformist, Social Reformer
Specialized synonyms: Malcolm Little, Malcolm X
Derivative terms: Activism



2. Adjective. Advocating or engaged in activism.
Exact synonyms: Activistic
Similar to: Active
Derivative terms: Activism

Definition of Activist

1. Noun. one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change ¹

2. Noun. one who is conspicuously active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions. ¹

3. Adjective. Behaving as an activist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Activist

1. an advocate of activism [n -S] - See also: activism

Lexicographical Neighbors of Activist

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activist (current term)
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Literary usage of Activist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Thomas Holme, 1624-1695: Surveyor General of Pennsylvania by Irma Corcoran (1992)
"... er The Religious activist Thomas Holme's various public duties were carried on against a backdrop of personal joys and sorrows of domestic life and ..."

2. Thomas Holme, 1624-1695: Surveyor General of Pennsylvania by Irma Corcoran (1992)
"... o The Religious activist Thomas Holme's various public duties were carried on against a backdrop of personal joys and sorrows of domestic life and ..."

3. U.S.-Libya Relations: A New Era?: Hearing Before the Committee on edited by Ed Royce (2001)
"STATEMENT OF A OMAR TURBI, LIBYAN AMERICAN HUMAN RIGHTS activist Mr. TURBI. Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman. I will be delivering a brief statement to my ..."

4. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"... he returned to Khartoum, and was detained for several days as a result.242 The Travel Ban Imposed on Human Rights activist Dr. ..."

5. Diplomatic Reminiscences Before and During the World War, 1911-1917 by Anatolīĭ Vasilʹevich Nekli︠u︡dov (1920)
"I noticed that the first result of the newly-signed agreement had been to strengthen the "activist" party, at the head of which M. Danev had of course ..."

6. Creating Enemies of the State: Religious Persecution in Uzbekistan by Acacia Shields (2004)
"Meetings were held in this way with some fifty women.1139 According to a local rights activist who interviewed the women afterward, the mayor, ..."

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