Activist vs Worker - What's the difference?

activist | worker |


As nouns the difference between activist and worker

is that activist is one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change while worker is a person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.

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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  • 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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    worker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who performs labor for his living, especially manual labor.
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  • A nonreproductive social insect, such as ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  • # (label) A female ant, bee, termite or wasp.
  • (label) A thread performing one instance of a particular task within a program.
  • Synonyms

    * (person who performs labor) laborer, labourer

    Derived terms

    * freezing worker * sex worker * steelworker