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capitalist Syllabification: cap·i·tal·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈkapədləst/

Definition of capitalist in English:


A wealthy person who uses money to invest in trade and industry for profit in accordance with the principles of capitalism: the creation of the factory system by nineteenth-century capitalists
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  • Investing capitalists came to feel that their wealth could go on expanding almost exponentially forever.
  • The Marxist claim that capitalists must find investments overseas fails miserably.
  • The transnational capitalist class is not made up of capitalists in the traditional Marxist sense.
magnate, tycoon, entrepreneur, businessman, businesswoman


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Practicing, supporting, or based on the principles of capitalism: capitalist countries the global economy is essentially capitalist
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  • It may be a little tawdry, but the whole of capitalist economics is based on selfishness and greed.
  • Some form of free enterprise capitalist economy and some form of pluralist democracy were clearly called for.
  • There probably is no Third World debt if we adopted just elementary capitalist principles.

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