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 Dictionary entry overview: What does activist mean? 

  The noun ACTIVIST has 1 sense:

1. a militant reformer

  Familiarity information: ACTIVIST used as a noun is very rare.

ACTIVIST (adjective)
  The adjective ACTIVIST has 1 sense:

1. advocating or engaged in activism

  Familiarity information: ACTIVIST used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A militant reformer

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Nouns denoting people


activist; militant

Hypernyms ("activist" is a kind of...):

crusader; meliorist; reformer; reformist; social reformer (a disputant who advocates reform)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "activist"):

Black Muslim (an activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam)

Black Panther (a member of the Black Panthers political party)

Instance hyponyms:

Malcolm Little; Malcolm X (militant civil rights leader (1925-1965))

ACTIVIST (adjective)

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Advocating or engaged in activism


activist; activistic


active (disposed to take action or effectuate change)

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