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feminist

[fem-uh-nist] /ˈfɛm ə nɪst/
adjective, Sometimes, feministic
1.
advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those of men.
noun
2.
an advocate of such rights.
Related forms
antifeminist, noun, adjective
antifeministic, adjective
nonfeminist, adjective, noun
profeminist, noun, adjective
unfeminist, noun
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Examples from the web for feminist
  • She strongly opposed the modern feminist movement, despite supporting some of its goals.
  • Joanna comes from a world that is beginning its feminist movement.
British Dictionary definitions for feminist

feminist

/ˈfɛmɪnɪst/
noun
1.
a person who advocates equal rights for women
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or advocating feminism
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Word Origin and History for feminist
n.

1893, from French féministe (1872); cf. feminism. As an adjective by 1897. Womanist sometimes was tried as a native alternative.

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