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ˈlɛv ə lərlev·eller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leveler, levellernoun

    a radical who advocates the abolition of social distinctions


  1. levellernoun

    A person or thing that levels.

    I adjusted the leveller built into each leg of the table, but it still wobbled.

  2. levellernoun

    A person holding a political opinion in favor of eliminating disparities between the haves and the have nots.

  3. levellernoun

    An equaliser.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Levellernoun

    Etymology: from level.

    You are an everlasting leveller; you won’t allow encouragement to extraordinary merit. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.


  1. leveller

    The Levellers were a political movement active during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms who were committed to popular sovereignty, extended suffrage, equality before the law and religious tolerance. The hallmark of Leveller thought was its populism, as shown by its emphasis on equal natural rights, and their practice of reaching the public through pamphlets, petitions and vocal appeals to the crowd.The Levellers came to prominence at the end of the First English Civil War (1642–1646) and were most influential before the start of the Second Civil War (1648–49). Leveller views and support were found in the populace of the City of London and in some regiments in the New Model Army. Their ideas were presented in their manifesto "Agreement of the People". In contrast to the Diggers, the Levellers opposed common ownership, except in cases of mutual agreement of the property owners. They were organised at the national level, with offices in a number of London inns and taverns such as The Rosemary Branch in Islington, which got its name from the sprigs of rosemary that Levellers wore in their hats as a sign of identification. They also identified themselves by sea-green ribbons worn on their clothing. From July 1648 to September 1649, they published a newspaper, The Moderate, and were pioneers in the use of petitions and pamphleteering to political ends.After Pride's Purge and the execution of Charles I, power lay in the hands of the Grandees in the Army (and to a lesser extent with the Rump Parliament). The Levellers, along with all other opposition groups, were marginalised by those in power and their influence waned. By 1650, they were no longer a serious threat to the established order.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leveller in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leveller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of leveller in a Sentence

  1. Chris Buckley:

    It is a natural leveller and the general feeling is that things have been at the bottom and are starting to get going again.

  2. Nawneet Ranjan:

    But every family has at least one smartphone, and that's why I thought of using technology. Technology is such a leveller, and it gives them such confidence.

  3. Nawneet Ranjan:

    They see so much every day - domestic violence, drug abuse, child abuse, poverty. Their parents are taxi drivers and domestic workers, and these kids are usually the first in the family to go to school, but every family has at least one smartphone, and that's why I thought of using technology. Technology is such a leveller, and it gives them such confidence.

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    lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    • A. whitewash
    • B. contempt
    • C. crate
    • D. secession

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