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com·mun·ist

communist

 
pronunciation:
kam y nihst
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who believes in or supports communism.
definition 2: (capitalized) one who belongs to the Communist party.
 
derivation: communistic (adj.)
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The word communist contains the following part:
-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism, and many have a corresponding adjective form ending in -ic (realistic, artistic).