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noncommunist

Syllabification: non·com·mu·nist
Pronunciation: /ˌnänˈkämyənist
 
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(also non-Communist)

Definition of noncommunist in English:

adjective

Not advocating or practicing communism.
Example sentences
  • Though communists call themselves ‘socialists’, their movement had little in common with non-communist forms of socialism, or with earlier forms of communism in history, including Christian communism.
  • Solidarity formed the East Bloc's first non-communist government in 1989, marking the start of a wave of freedom which saw Marxist regimes fall like dominoes across Europe.
  • The deliberation and drafting of the 1951 Refugees Convention were conducted solely by Western powers and non-communist member states of the UN.

noun

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A person who is not a communist.
Example sentences
  • Tito's forces wrested large sections of the country from German control, ultimately winning the support of communists and non-communists, including the Allies.
  • In the arrests which followed in Leningrad non-communists seemed to suffer as much as communists.
  • The Russians were held responsible for this and their refusal to allow an enquiry by the International Red Cross only confirmed to non-communists in Poland that Stalin's government was responsible for these murders.

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