Definition of communist in English:

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communist

Pronunciation: /ˈkämyənəst/

noun

A person who supports or believes in the principles of communism: I was very left-wing, but I was never a communist
More example sentences
  • 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

Adhering to or based on the principles of communism: a French communist writer
More example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: com·mu·nist

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