Activist vs Missionary - What's the difference?

activist | missionary |


As nouns the difference between activist and missionary

is that activist is one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change while missionary is one who is sent on a mission.

As an adjective activist

is behaving as an activist.

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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  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.}}
  • 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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    missionary

    English

    Noun

    (missionaries)
  • One who is sent on a mission.
  • A person who travels attempting to spread a religion or a creed.
  • A Muslim missionary was just trying to convert me to Islam .
  • (pejorative) A religious messenger.
  • (uncountable) A common position for undertaking sexual intercourse.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "missionary") *