What does anarchist mean?

Definitions for anarchist
ˈæn ər kɪstan·ar·chist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anarchist, nihilist, syndicalist(noun)

    an advocate of anarchism


  1. anarchist(Noun)

    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.

  2. anarchist(Noun)

    One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.

  3. anarchist(Noun)

    By extension from previous sense, one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.

  4. anarchist(Noun)

    One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.

  5. anarchist(Adjective)

    Relating to anarchism or to anarchists.

  6. Origin: From anarchiste, from ἀναρχία from the roots ἀν- + ἀρχή.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anarchist(noun)

    an anarch; one who advocates anarchy of aims at the overthrow of civil government

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. anarchiste.]


  1. Anarchist

    The Anarchist is a fictional character from Marvel Comics. He was a member of the superhero team X-Statix. The Anarchist first appeared in X-Force #116 and was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred. He could sweat acid, which allowed him to fire acidic blasts of energy from his hands. The Anarchist considered himself the "token black guy" of the team.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. anarchist

    1. A Christian dilettante; one who casts a shadow on tomorrow while waiting for the Greek Kalends. 2. A mouther of sublime inanities. 3. One who maps and surveys the air and constructs dainty Utopias with the building-blocks quarried from his unbelievable credulity. 4. In the insane asylum of idealists, a man who imagines himself to be God. 5. A militant bourgeois who has deserted both Rome and Reason because he can not stand competition.

Anagrams for anarchist »

  1. antiarchs, anticrash, cantharis, Thracians

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anarchist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of anarchist in a Sentence

  1. Robert Hewison:

    Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles--the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons--corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works.

  2. Spiro T. Agnew:

    Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

  3. Dan Schnur:

    If you decide to perform comedy for a living, you've probably got a little bit of an anarchist streak.

  4. Noam Chomsky:

    The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.

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