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Marxism–Leninism Syllabification: Marx·ism–Le·nin·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌmärkˌsizəmˈlenənizəm/

Definition of Marxism–Leninism in English:


The doctrines of Marx as interpreted and put into effect by Lenin in the former Soviet Union and (at first) by Mao Zedong in China.
Example sentences
  • This article is, in essence, a critique of Marxism-Leninism and a plea for a less doctrinaire approach to both theory and practice.
  • Stalin's invention of a sacral tradition of Marxism-Leninism qualified him as the only true disciple of Lenin.
  • He argues that Soviet Marxism-Leninism was subject to significant adaptation under various leaders, contrary to the widespread impression that official Soviet ideology remained static after Stalin.


noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • In the north, he promoted efforts to create a fully socialist society along Marxist-Leninist lines.
  • The picture was even more complicated by the multiplication of small Marxist-Leninist, Maoist or Trotskite groupings that competed to attract mass support and draft the contours of the new faith.
  • Consequently, while heavily laced with Marxist-Leninist rhetoric and Socialist propaganda, the book offers unique, often surprising insights.
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