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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-lish-uh-nist]
    • /ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ə nɪst/
    • /ˌæb.əˈlɪʃ.ən.ɪst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-lish-uh-nist]
    • /ˌæb əˈlɪʃ ə nɪst/

Definitions of abolitionists word

  • noun abolitionists (especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S. 1
  • noun abolitionists a person who favors the abolition of any law or practice deemed harmful to society: the abolitionists who are opposed to capital punishment. 1
  • noun abolitionists Plural form of abolitionist. 1
  • noun abolitionists plural of abolitionist. 0

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Origin of abolitionists

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; abolition + -ist

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Parts of speech for Abolitionists


abolitionists popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for abolitionists

noun abolitionists

  • adversaries — a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe.
  • foes — a person who feels enmity, hatred, or malice toward another; enemy: a bitter foe.

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