(initial capital letter) a member of the Communist Party or movement.
an advocate of .
a person who is regarded as supporting politically leftist or subversive causes.
(usually initial capital letter) a Communard.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to the Communist Party or to Communism.
pertaining to communists or .
Of his past we learn only that he is an orphan, and that he studied philosophy and joined the communist Party.
The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán Malcolm Forbes October 2, 2012
To be falsely branded a communist, leftie, or socialist by right-wing political activists.
A Lexical Life Raft for the Government Shutdown Liesl Schillinger October 15, 2013
King was widely reviled in his lifetime, attacked as a troublemaker, a liar, a con man and a communist.
The MLK Whitewash John Avlon January 15, 2012
But to do that, the communist Party has to take on the vested interests on which it depends for its power.
Will China Implode? Isabel Hilton July 27, 2009
Then again, some of them doubtless think it reprehensible that he speak at a memorial service for an old “communist”.
Raúl Castro Honors Mandela, but Ignores His Message Alex Massie December 9, 2013
Listen; you may go to Batignolles and write a column around a communist meeting for me.
To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
Godwin was a communist, and so, in some degree, were most of his friends.
Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle H. N. Brailsford
But what does such a defence amount to, but an error of reasoning which the communist logicians have lost no time in rectifying?
Harmonies of Political Economy Frdric Bastiat
It is inaccurate to refer to the eastern part of Germany as “communist Germany.”
The Invisible Government Dan Smoot
It is here that the communist regime in Russia has encountered its most fatal difficulty.
The Salvaging Of Civilisation H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
a supporter of any form of communism
(often capital) a supporter of Communism or a Communist movement or state
(often capital) a member of a Communist party
(often capital) (US) any person holding left-wing views, esp when considered subversive
a person who practises communal living; communalist
another name for Communard
of, characterized by, favouring, or relating to communism; communistic
1841, as both a noun and adjective, from French communiste (see communism). First attested in writing by John Goodwin Barmby (1820-1881), British Owenite and utopian socialist who founded the London Communist Propaganda Society in 1841. Main modern sense emerged after publication of Communist Manifesto (“Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei”) in 1848. Shortened form Commie attested from 1940. Related: Communistic.
A supporter of communism.
(of a binary operation) having the property that one term operating on a second is equal to the negative of the second operating on the first, as ab = −ba. (of two matrices) defined by an anticommutative operation.
of, pertaining to, involving, or decided by : competitive sports; a competitive examination. well suited for ; having a feature that makes for successful : a competitive price. having a strong desire to or to succeed. useful to a competitor; giving a competitor an advantage: He was careful not to divulge competitive information about his […]
the act of . the state of being . a league or alliance. a group of , especially of states more or less permanently united for common purposes. the Confederation, the union of the 13 original U.S. states under the Articles of Confederation 1781–89. (initial capital letter) the federation of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and […]
a person who , especially unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc. (often initial capital letter) a person who to the usages of an established church, especially the Church of England. of or characterized by , especially in action or appearance. Contemporary Examples “I find myself and my peers thinking, […]