A Marxist is someone who strongly agrees with the political, economic, and philosophical ideas of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. If you're a Marxist, you're especially critical of capitalism.

Marxists are particularly concerned with the struggles of lower and middle class workers, with the conflict between social classes, and with economic inequality. The ultimate goal of a Marxist is revolution that results in a classless society with fair distribution of goods. Karl Marx was a German philosopher, but the word was first coined in French, marxiste, in the late 1800s.

Definitions of Marxist
  1. noun
    an advocate of Marxism
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    type of:
    advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  2. noun
    emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    synonyms: Bolshevik, bolshie, bolshy, red
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    type of:
    a person who has radical ideas or opinions
  3. adjective
    following the ideas of Marx and Engels
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