(initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
an advocate of communism.
a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
(usually initial capital letter) a Communard.
(initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Communist Party or to Communism.
pertaining to communists or communism.

1835–45; < French communiste. See common, -ist

communistic, communistical, adjective
communistically, adverb
anticommunist, noun, adjective
anticommunistic, adjective
anticommunistical, adjective
anticommunistically, adverb
procommunist, adjective, noun

communist, fascist, Marxist, socialist. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
communist (ˈkɒmjʊnɪst)
1.  a supporter of any form of communism
2.  (often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
3.  (often capital) a member of a Communist party
4.  (US) (often capital) any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
5.  a person who practises communal living; communalist
6.  another name for Communard
7.  of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic

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Word Origin & History

1841, as both a noun and adj., from Fr. communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication
of Communist Manifesto ("Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei") in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940.
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Cultural Dictionary

communist definition

A supporter of communism.

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Example sentences for communist
Years later it was revealed that milner had been a secret communist and soviet
In essence, the prisoners did not actually adopt communist beliefs.
Fidel also remains the first secretary of the communist party.
Later he travelled to several communist countries to promote free speech.
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