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Definition 1: a disputant who advocates reform - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crusader in the sense of this definition

(crusader is a kind of ...) a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy

(... is a kind of crusader ) an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer

"a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"

(... is a kind of crusader ) someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas

(... is a kind of crusader ) a reformer who believes in passive resistance

(... is a kind of crusader ) a militant reformer

(... is a kind of crusader ) a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

(... is a kind of crusader ) someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle

(... is a kind of crusader ) a supporter of feminism

(... is a kind of crusader ) someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

(... is a kind of crusader ) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

(... is a kind of crusader ) a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning

(... is a kind of crusader ) a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people

(... is a kind of crusader ) a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

(... is a kind of crusader ) someone who participates in a public display of group feeling

(... is a kind of crusader ) a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

(... is an instance of crusader) United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960)

(... is an instance of crusader) Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498)

(... is an instance of crusader) Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)

(... is an instance of crusader) Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)

(... is an instance of crusader) United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)

(... is an instance of crusader) United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)

(... is an instance of crusader) English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)

Definition 2: a warrior who engages in a holy war - [noun denoting person]

Samples where crusader or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

(crusader is a kind of ...) someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

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