Definition of imperialist in English:


Syllabification: im·pe·ri·al·ist
Pronunciation: /ˌimˈpirēələst


Of, relating to, supporting, or practicing imperialism: an imperialist regime
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  • They in no way challenge the capitalist and imperialist character of the European Union itself.
  • Today, a new era of imperialist violence and colonialism has begun.
  • This has been accompanied by a turn to imperialist war and neo-colonialism.


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A person who supports or practices imperialism.
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  • It was only a matter of time before the imperialists and the junta struck.
  • Empire builders supreme, capitalists extraordinaire, imperialists par excellence, these are the criteria by which they govern.
  • Are advocates of human rights necessarily cultural imperialists?

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