Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a pan-Arab socialist political party active principally in Syria and Iraq.

Etymologies

After the Ba'ath Party, from Arabic ba'ṯ, revival, from ba'ata, to send, evoke, awaken.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Calling al-Zaidi a Baathist is a particularly pathetic way to put one’s head in the sand instead of confronting this simple reality.

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  • On his Facebook page, Mr. McKeever currently lists his political views as "Baathist" - and links to the Wikipedia entry for the political party of Saddam Hussein.

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  • The violence is focused in 200 square miles known as the Baathist triangle, the home area of Saddam Hussein and most of his associates.

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  • Abdul Hussein Shaaban, an Iraqi analyst, believed that the judicial panel which decided to lift the ban on the so-called Baathist candidates "should have been respected by all political components of the country."

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  • Amman - The lifting of ban on the so-called Baathist candidates in Iraqi elections could restore "relative balance" to the polling, but Shiite chieftains are still seen as being determined to cripple their Sunni rivals by any means, Iraqi analysts in Jordan said Friday.

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  • The term "Baathist" strikes a particular chord with many Shiites who fear the party's followers may yet rise again to rule the country; Sunnis often feel the word is a thinly veiled attack on all of the minority sect.

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  • He's been called a "Baathist" for making the visit.

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  • That means that 80% of these Sunnis, who at the beginning of the war were called the Baathist dead-enders, will go back to helping al-quada in Iraq and killing US soldiers and Shiites and the occasional Sunni collateral damage victim. "

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  • Thousands of supporters of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Dawaa Party demonstrated outside the house of parliament in Baghdad on Sunday, to call for the exclusion of 'Baathist' candidates from the March polls.

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  • Iraq moves to blacklist 'Baathist' election candidates

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