Anarchist



a person who advocates or believes in or .
a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed.
a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom.
Contemporary Examples

The group seems to blend “black bloc” anarchist street violence with social-media campaigns.
The Monsters Who Screamed for Dead Cops Jacob Siegel December 22, 2014

The senator from Texas and the anarchist busker from New York City have a lot more in common than you might expect.
Ted Cruz and the Times Square Anarchist Puppeteer Dean Obeidallah April 17, 2014

His fanaticism was so intense that he was thought to be a government agent and not welcomed into the anarchist circles.
Rise of the Fright Wing John Avlon January 14, 2011

In the living room of the anarchist co-op, Siren reunites with her ex-boyfriend Austin.
Life With the Anarchists Evan Wright April 5, 2009

Police sources informed Reforma that both action are considered “high risk” and ripe for “anarchist infiltration.”
Mexican Protesters Look to Start a New Revolution Jason McGahan November 20, 2014

Historical Examples

He proclaimed himself an anarchist and like Cracked McGregor muttered to himself as he hurried along.
Marching Men Sherwood Anderson

The reports had come in: every anarchist had been exactly accounted for.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad

I know another woman, an anarchist, widely known as a lecturer on sex freedom.
The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society Upton Sinclair

No anarchist manifestation was required by the circumstances.
The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad

The number of anarchist papers in existence is as nothing to the number that has disappeared.
Paris and the Social Revolution Alvan Francis Sanborn

noun
a person who advocates the abolition of government and a social system based on voluntary cooperation
a person who causes disorder or upheaval
n.

1670s; see anarchy + -ist. The word got a boost into modernity from the French Revolution.

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