Activist vs Anarchist - What's the difference?

activist | anarchist |


As nouns the difference between activist and anarchist

is that activist is one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change while anarchist is anarchist (person).

As an adjective activist

is behaving as an activist.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

activist

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change.
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  • One who is conspicuously active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions.
  • Derived terms

    * activistic * direct activist

    Synonyms

    * mover and shaker

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Behaving as an activist.
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    anarchist

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
  • One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
  • (By extension from previous sense ), one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
  • One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
  • Usage notes

    * Self-identified anarchists in sense 1 may object to the use of this term in senses 2 and 3.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (somewhat, rare) Relating to anarchism or to .