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English noun: crusader

1. crusader (person) a disputant who advocates reform


Synonymsmeliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer


Broader (hypernym)controversialist, disputant, eristic


Narrower (hyponym)abolitionist, activist, birth-control campaigner, birth-control reformer, Chartist, civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, conservationist, demonstrator, dry, emancipationist, environmentalist, feminist, flower child, freedom fighter, hippie, hippy, hipster, insurgent, insurrectionist, libber, militant, non-resistant, passive resister, preservationist, prohibitionist, protester, rebel, Utopian, women's liberationist, women's rightist


Instance hyponymAnthony Comstock, Comstock, Dix, Dorothea Dix, Dorothea Lynde Dix, Francis Everett Townsend, Girolamo Savonarola, Hus, Huss, Jan Hus, John Huss, John Wilkes, Owen, Robert Owen, Savonarola, Townsend, Wilkes

2. Crusader (person) a warrior who engages in a holy war


SamplesThe Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.


Broader (hypernym)warrior









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