Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əbˈstɛn.ʃn̩.ɪst/
- (US) IPA(key): /æbˈstɛn.ʃn̩.ɪst/, /æbˈstɛn.t͡ʃn̩.ɪst/, /əbˈstɛn.ʃn̩.ɪst/, /əbˈstɛn.t͡ʃn̩.ɪst/
abstentionist (plural abstentionists)
- A practitioner or advocate of not getting involved politically. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- An abstentionist only has influence through public opinion.