- a political zealotNo longer merely a supporter of the philosophy of activism. Describing those supporting an autocracy:On the few occasions when Chinese people supposedly demonstrated outside foreign embassies, activists had always been there to direct everything. (Cheng, 1984)but more often, in the West, an activist is a person willing to break the law in pursuit of his beliefs.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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activist — ACTIVÍST, Ă, activişti, ste, s.m. şi f. (Ieşit din uz) Membru al unei organizaţii de partid sau de masă, care se consacra (exclusiv) muncii în acea organizaţie. ♢ Activist cultural = activist care lucra în domeniul vieţii culturale. – Din rus.… … Dicționar Român
activist — n. 1. one who is aggressively active on behalf of a cause. Syn: militant [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
activist — activistic activisticadj. 1. 1 advocating a cause or engaged in activism [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
activist — (n.) one who advocates a doctrine of direct action, 1915; from ACTIVE (Cf. active) + IST (Cf. ist). Originally in reference to political forces in Sweden advocating abandonment of neutrality in World War I and active support for the Central… … Etymology dictionary
activist — ac|tiv|ist S3 [ˈæktıvıst] n someone who works hard doing practical things to achieve social or political change political/gay/animal rights etc activist >activist adj [only before noun] ▪ activist groups … Dictionary of contemporary English
activist — /ak teuh vist/, n. 1. an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, esp. a political cause. adj. 2. of or pertaining to activism or activists: an activist organization for environmental concern. 3. advocating or opposing a cause or issue… … Universalium
activist — noun Activist is used before these nouns: ↑judge Activist is used after these nouns: ↑community, ↑disability, ↑labour, ↑party, ↑peace, ↑student, ↑union … Collocations dictionary
activist */ — UK [ˈæktɪvɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms activist : singular activist plural activists someone who takes part in activities that are intended to achieve political or social change, especially someone who is a member of an organization… … English dictionary
activist — Synonyms and related words: ball of fire, beaver, big time operator, bustler, busy bee, doer, eager beaver, enthusiast, go getter, human dynamo, hustler, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, militant, new broom, operator, political activist,… … Moby Thesaurus
activist — [[t]æ̱ktɪvɪst[/t]] ♦♦♦ activists N COUNT An activist is a person who works to bring about political or social changes by campaigning in public or working for an organization. The police say they suspect the attack was carried out by animal rights … English dictionary