non-activist

activist

[ak-tuh-vist]
noun
1.
an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to activism or activists: an activist organization for environmental concern.
3.
advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause: Activist opponents of the president picketed the White House.

Origin:
1905–10; active + -ist

nonactivist, adjective, noun

activist, pacifist, passivist.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To non-activist
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

activist
"one who advocates a doctrine of direct action," 1915; from active (q.v.). Activism in this sense is first attested 1920; earlier (1907) it was used in ref. to a philosophical theory.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature