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Separatist   /sˈɛpərətɪst/   Listen

Having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude.  Synonyms: breakaway, fissiparous.

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"Separatist" Quotes from Famous Books

... Trotzky's lead in attacking the Coalition Government. In a subtle speech he supported the idea of splitting Russia up into a large number of petty states, insisting that the formula, "self-determination of peoples," applied to the separatist movement in the Ukraine. He insisted that for the Russian working-people it was a matter of indifference whether the Central Empires or the Entente nations won in the war. He argued that the only hope for the Russian Revolution must be the support of the revolutionary proletariat ...
— Bolshevism - The Enemy of Political and Industrial Democracy • John Spargo

... the less emotion because we do not feel sure that Hector, or Andromache, or Helen ever lived on this earth? Some would add, or Homer; but so far, happily, no "separatist" has taken Dante in hand. But again, suppose he did, and with better success than has on the whole attended those who would have us believe that half a dozen or more men contributed to the Iliad, any one book of which would entitle its author to rank among the great ...
— Dante: His Times and His Work • Arthur John Butler

Words linked to "Separatist" :   advocate, exponent, separatism, separate, advocator, church, breakaway, church service, fissiparous, proponent, separationist, independent

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