Definition of Bolshevik

1. Noun. Emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries.

Exact synonyms: Bolshie, Bolshy, Marxist, Red
Generic synonyms: Radical
Derivative terms: Bolshevise

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Bolshevism. "Bolshevik Revolution"
Exact synonyms: Bolshevist, Bolshevistic
Partainyms: Bolshevism, Bolshevism, Bolshevism
Derivative terms: Bolshevism, Bolshevist

3. Noun. A Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party.

Definition of Bolshevik

1. Noun. A Russian communist revolutionary, member of the Bolshevik Party in the 1917 Communist Revolution of Russia. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolshevik

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Bollinger bodies
Bollinger granules
Bologna sausage
Bolognian phosphorus
Bolognini's symptom
Bolton-Broadbent plane
Bolton-nasion line
Bolton-nasion plane
Bolton plane
Boltzmann's constant
Boltzmann brain

Literary usage of Bolshevik

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Prelude to Bolshevism: The Kornilov Rising by Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kerensky (1919)
"We used to receive information of bolshevik actions nearly every week or fortnight. For instance, not long before the 27th of August, at a Government ..."

2. Bolshevism: The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy by John Spargo (1919)
"That the people were passive, worn out, and distracted, content to wait for the Constituent Assembly, only makes the bolshevik crime appear the greater. ..."

3. Socialism in Thought and Action by Harry Wellington Laidler (1920)
"Furthermore, urges the anti-bolshevik, the soviet constitution does not give a ... M Defense of bolshevik Methods.— The replies to most of these objections ..."

4. Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed (1919)
"Outside of that, there remains only one way: the constitution of a purely bolshevik Government by means of political terrorism. This last is the road taken ..."

5. King's Complete History of the World War ...: 1914-1918. Europe's War with by William C. King (1922)
"But as the year 1918 drew to a close the bolshevik forces were being strengthened, while those of the Allies in this ice-bound region were being steadily ..."

6. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"Industrial unionism is a mere are of the type the bolshevik creed de- phrase in the bolshevik dogma. I said to nounces as 'blood-thirsty minions of Lenine I ..."

7. Yashka, My Life as Peasant, Officer and Exile by Isaac Don Levine (1919)
"CHAPTER XVIII CAUGHT IN A bolshevik DEATH-TRAP shall I say to the guards?" the moujik asked me as we approached the front positions. ..."

8. Bolshevism: Practice and Theory by Bertrand Russell (1920)
"My answer to it lies rather in pointing out what I believe to be fallacies in the bolshevik method, from which I conclude that no swift method exists of ..."

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