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anarchist

[an-er-kist] /ˈæn ər kɪst/
noun
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 in the place of that destroyed.
3.
a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; anarch(y) + -ist
Related forms
anarchistic, adjective
nonanarchistic, adjective
pseudoanarchistic, adjective
semianarchist, noun
semianarchistic, adjective
unanarchistic, adjective
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Examples from the web for anarchistic
  • Unaware that it is the leader of their anarchistic group who is guilty of the crime, the mob wants only revenge.
  • Yet they won't try living in that completely murderous anarchistic place.
British Dictionary definitions for anarchistic

anarchist

/ˈænəkɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on voluntary cooperation
2.
a person who causes disorder or upheaval
Derived Forms
anarchistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anarchistic
adj.

1845; see anarchy + -istic. Also cf. anarchic. Related: Anarchistically.

anarchist

n.

1670s; see anarchy + -ist. The word got a boost into modernity from the French Revolution.

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