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communard

Syllabification: com·mu·nard
Pronunciation: /ˈkämyəˌnärd
 
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Definition of communard in English:

noun

1A member of a commune.
Example sentences
  • The communards resolutely refused to have anything do with religious icons.
1.1 (Communard) historical A supporter of the Paris Commune.
Example sentences
  • For instance, if you read about the Paris Commune, whether or not you agree with the position of the Communards, the Paris Commune is a tremendously exciting story.
  • The Communards set about reorganising Paris along democratic socialist lines.
  • He was the only painter of the Impressionist group to record the destruction of the Commune, and was outraged by the ruthless way in which the Communards were massacred.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from commune1.

Words that rhyme with communard

Oudenarde • Stoppard

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