Definition of satyagrahi in English:


nounPlural satyagrahis

  • A person who practises the policy of satyagraha.

    ‘as a satyagrahi, suffering in the path of freedom and justice was part of his creed’
    • ‘No act is too humble for the satyagrahi.’
    • ‘It was the religion of Truth, not Hinduism, that every satyagrahi affirmed.’
    • ‘At one point, nearly every family here sent out a satyagrahi.’
    • ‘The portrait of this staunch satyagrahi, who was one of the key persons in bringing the Gandhi Museum to Madurai, will be displayed at a prominent place in the museum.’
    • ‘The remaining satyagrahis, joined by others, continued their non-violent struggle for a whole month, till the end of May 1930.’
    • ‘The duty of a satyagrahi is to pursue dialogue in a persistent manner.’
    • ‘There is no other way to understand his insistence that the satyagrahi has not eschewed violence until he has removed criticism from his lips and heart and mind.’
    • ‘Fearing arrest and imprisonment for harbouring satyagrahis, the local landlords refused to accommodate the marchers in the traveller's inns under their control.’
    • ‘In the last days of the struggle, police rode roughshod over the satyagrahis who refused to part with the contraband salt.’
    • ‘I enrolled myself as a satyagrahi when I was 16.’
    • ‘He was not a satyagrahi, he was not a reformer, nor a hero.’
    • ‘The Satyagrahis marched to Natal without their leader.’
    • ‘Because the national press was forbidden to report news regarding government repression, the satyagrahis produced their own leaflets.’
    • ‘At the critical juncture when choice is forced, the satyagrahi must shoulder his greatest burdens.’
    • ‘In the code of the Satyagrahi, there is no such thing as surrender to brute force.’
    peace-lover, conscientious objector, passive resister, peacemaker, peace-monger, appeaser, pacifier
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