American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A proponent or practitioner of activism: political activists.
- adj. Of, relating to, or engaged in activism.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being an activist.
- n. one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change
- n. one who is conspicuously active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions.
- adj. Behaving as an activist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. one who is aggressively active on behalf of a cause.
- adj. advocating a cause or engaged in activism.
- adj. advocating or engaged in activism
- n. a militant reformer
- active + -ist (Wiktionary)
“I think people can be confused by the term "activist".”
“You know, the term activist judge wearing its hat again with the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.”
“So, Carol, we hear the term activist judge a lot lately.”
“The term activist judge refers to judges who make rulings based on what they feel the law SHOULD be.”
“Others have mentioned to me that the word activist conjures echoes of communist, terrorist, and feminist.”
“As an active campaigner, I hate the term activist, I know that the vast majority of the MPs, from all sides of the political spectrum do NOT lie to get elected.”
“What if all the activist is asking is that the animals be treated * humanely*?”
“As such, the Definer decided to offer a kernel or two of opinion on the subject of marriage, to which the AP lent an ear: President Bush said the â€œsacred institutionâ€ of marriage between a man and a woman must be defended against what he called activist court rulings.”
“In a Senate floor speech in which he sharply criticized a recent Supreme Court ruling on the death penalty, Cornyn R-Tex. -- a former Texas Supreme Court justice and member of the Judiciary Committee -- said Americans are growing increasingly frustrated by what he describes as activist jurists.”
“If you thought he was talking tough before, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is hitting harder at what he calls activist judges.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘activist’.
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Nouns to be used as descriptions while writing stories
nouns for good people / words that describe good people.
go to the bad people list
( people, character, descriptor, noun )
species, sex, age bracket, occupation, hobby .. etc.
verbs Adj Adv noun
Very basic words for ESL students.
words that describe me or that i am focusing on.
( personal list )
A list of words and terminology culled from the media in relation to the political situation in Zimbabwe. List commenced April 2008.
I think these words are very common and useful to be used in any conversation.
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