AskDefine | Define activist

Dictionary Definition

activist adj : advocating or engaged in activism [syn: activistic] n : a militant reformer [syn: militant]

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English

Etymology

Noun

  1. one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change
  2. one who is conspicuously more active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions.

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Translations

Romanian

Noun

  1. activist

Declension

Extensive Definition

References

  • Randy Shaw, The Activist's Handbook: A Primer for the 1990s and Beyond (University of California Press, 1996). ISBN 0-520-20317-8
  • David Walls, The Activist's Almanac: The Concerned Citizen's Guide to the Leading Advocacy Organizations in America (Simon & Schuster/Fireside, 1993). ISBN 0-671-74634-0
  • Victor Gold, Liberwocky (Thomas Nelson, 2004). ISBN 978-0785260578
activist in Bulgarian: Активизъм
activist in Catalan: Activisme
activist in Czech: Aktivismus
activist in Danish: Aktivisme
activist in German: Aktivist
activist in Spanish: Activismo
activist in French: Activisme politique
activist in Galician: Activismo
activist in Indonesian: Aktivisme
activist in Italian: Attivismo politico
activist in Hebrew: אקטיביזם
activist in Lithuanian: Aktyvizmas
activist in Dutch: Politiek activisme
activist in Japanese: 積極行動主義
activist in Portuguese: Ativismo pagão
activist in Romanian: Activism
activist in Russian: Активизм
activist in Simple English: Activist
activist in Serbian: Активиста
activist in Finnish: Kansalaistoiminta
activist in Swedish: Aktivism
activist in Turkish: Aktivizm

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ball of fire, beaver, big-time operator, bustler, busy bee, doer, eager beaver, enthusiast, go-getter, human dynamo, hustler, live wire, man of action, man of deeds, militant, new broom, operator, political activist, powerhouse, take-charge guy, wheeler-dealer, winner
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