Definition of vanguardist in English:

vanguardist

noun

See vanguard

‘For these vanguardists, if something attracted the painter's gaze, it was worthy of being used as the basis of a painting.’
  • ‘But in New York, the gifted young sculptor became a sort of society vanguardist whose soigne work was rooted in radical ideas that he made palatable.’
  • ‘In some ways, it resembles a vanguardist revolutionary socialist organisation.’
  • ‘Why does this segment of political militants, who years ago would have thought of themselves in rather vanguardist terms, reject the old imagery and find the discourse of anti-power feasible?’
  • ‘We know that vanguardist groups resort to underhand tactics as a matter of principle, but this is a particularly scandalous example.’