Definition of communist in English:

communist

Syllabification: com·mu·nist
Pronunciation: /ˈkämyənist
 
/

noun

  • A person who supports or believes in the principles of communism: I was very left-wing, but I was never a communist
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    • The communists, or the radical left, have formed a group under various labels since 1973.
    • I am a dedicated socialist and actually consider myself a communist in the true sense.
    • He still describes himself as a communist, and still calls for a revolution.
    Synonyms
    collectivist, leftist, (radical) socialist; Soviet, Bolshevik, Bolshevist, Marxist, Leninist, Trotskyist, Trotskyite, Maoist
    informal, derogatory commie, red, lefty, Bolshie

adjective

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  • Adhering to or based on the principles of communism: a French communist writer
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    • Few journalists covering prerevolutionary China can claim to be familiar with communist rebel life in the trenches.
    • Ironically, the unchallenged primacy of the supreme leader is also the saving grace of communist ideology.
    • Pristina was a stereotypical city built on communist architecture.

Derivatives

communistic

Pronunciation: /ˌkämyəˈnistik/
adjective
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  • It seems you have a very communistic, socialist approach to resolving the issue.
  • It entrenches what is somewhere between socialistic and communistic principles that have the state take more money than it needs, so it can equalise incomes.
  • Both wanted a more communistic state and the overthrow of capitalism.

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