Anarchist definition

anərkist, anärkist
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A person who believes in or advocates anarchism.
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One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
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One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
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The definition of an anarchist is a person who rebels against rules or any sort of authority.

Leo Tolstoy is an example of a famous anarchist.

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(By extension from previous sense), one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
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One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
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(somewhat rare) Relating to anarchism or to anarchists.
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A person who promotes anarchy, as by flouting or ignoring rules, duties, or accepted standards of conduct.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
anarchist
Plural:
anarchists

Origin of anarchist

  • From French anarchiste, from Ancient Greek ἀναρχία (anarkhia) from the roots ἀν- (an-, “without”) + ἀρχή (arkhe, “rule”).

    From Wiktionary