1) N-COUNT: oft N n An anarchist is a person who believes in anarchism.

West Berlin always had a large anarchist community.

...a well-known anarchist poet.

2) ADJ: ADJ n If someone has anarchist beliefs or views, they believe in anarchism.

He was apparently quite converted from his anarchist views.

3) N-COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone is an anarchist, you disapprove of them because they seem to pay no attention to the rules or laws that everyone else obeys.

He was a social anarchist.

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