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A person who supports or believes in the principles of communism.‘I was very left-wing, but I was never a communist’
collectivist, leftist, socialist, radical socialist, anti-capitalistsoviet, bolshevik, bolshevist, marxist, neo-marxist, leninist, marxist–leninist, trotskyist, trotskyite, maoistcommie, bolshie, red, leftycollectivist, leftist, socialist, radical socialist, anti-capitalistsoviet, bolshevik, bolshevist, marxist, neo-marxist, leninist, marxist–leninist, trotskyist, trotskyite, maoistcommie, bolshie, red, leftyView synonyms
- ‘I am a dedicated socialist and actually consider myself a communist in the true sense.’
- ‘He still describes himself as a communist, and still calls for a revolution.’
- ‘The communists, or the radical left, have formed a group under various labels since 1973.’
- ‘They were given a communist education and sang this song because it was the only one they knew.’
- ‘We witness a communist leader addressing a trade union rally that is broken up by police.’
Adhering to or based on the principles of communism.‘a French communist writer’
- ‘The interrogations were conducted by Russians, Germans, Hungarians, etc, all of them members of their respective communist parties.’
- ‘During the first year of the renewed conflict, numerically superior nationalist troops made large territorial gains, including the communist capital of Yan'an.’
- ‘Ironically, the unchallenged primacy of the supreme leader is also the saving grace of communist ideology.’
- ‘The communist Khmer Rouge have been blamed for the deaths of at least 1.7 million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979.’
- ‘I always knew my communist sympathies would pay off.’
- ‘They didn't fit in with the communist regime's vision for the country.’
- ‘In the interests of business the great capitalist became the communist government's most powerful supporter.’
- ‘There was the case of radio commentator Lin Bin who was firebombed by communist sympathisers.’
- ‘Deals done in the past, between fraternal communist parties, continue to have ramifications in the present.’
- ‘Stalinist reaction in the USSR had profound implications for the international communist movement.’
- ‘Strangely they fail to mention the years he spent living in a communist country.’
- ‘Pristina was a stereotypical city built on communist architecture.’
- ‘In 1960 the threat of a communist takeover of the newly independent Congo garnered attention to the whole of Africa.’
- ‘The rebels have not yet dropped their demand of a communist republic for Nepal, the rebel leader said.’
- ‘The grandeur of the architecture has faded only slightly from the neglect of the communist years.’
- ‘Soviet security personnel orchestrated periodic purges inside the east European communist parties.’
- ‘Without a guarantee from a multilateral agency, commercial banks are wary of taking a punt on a mega-project in communist Laos.’
- ‘During the communist era, Christmas in Budapest was a low-key affair, often celebrated clandestinely.’
- ‘Few journalists covering prerevolutionary China can claim to be familiar with communist rebel life in the trenches.’
- ‘They grew up hearing every day how they lived in a communist country getting better all the time.’
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