Definition of socialist in English:

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socialist

Pronunciation: /ˈsōSHələst/

noun

A person who advocates or practices socialism.
Example sentences
  • How should revolutionary socialists relate to reformist ideas and organisations?
  • The title and presentation of this book will give it an appeal to many socialists and union activists.
  • He always remained a revolutionary socialist despite the background he came from.
Synonyms
left-wing, progressive, leftist, labor, anti-corporate, antiglobalization;
radical, revolutionary, militant;
informal lefty, red
left-winger, leftist, progressive, progressivist;
radical, revolutionary;
informal lefty, red

adjective

Adhering to or based on the principles of socialism: the history of socialist movement
More example sentences
  • The second is the deepening employment crisis caused by the collapse of the old socialist industries.
  • Will's own writings made his socialist ideas clear.
  • The bombings may simply have brought thousands more socialist voters to the polls.

Derivatives

socialistic

Pronunciation: /ˌsōSHəˈlistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Initially, there existed not only Catholic, but also strong secular and socialistic tendencies in the Solidarity movement.
  • We are living in an age in which all governments, regardless of the system of political and economic organization, whether interventionistic, socialistic, democratic or dictatorial, are occupying an economic command post.
  • Academic economists - even some of those who call themselves ‘free market’ economists - have provided plenty of intellectual support for socialistic tax policies.

socialistically

Pronunciation: /ˌsōSHəˈlistik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘As a socialistically oriented government, we would have come to a similar solution’, admitted Michel Rocard, one of the party heavyweights.
  • The social consequences of the abrupt transition from the socialistically planned economy to the socially market economy were tremendous.
  • It could create an economic environment not based on a supply and demand capitalistic nature, but on the premise of socialistically organized industry.

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Syllabification: so·cial·ist

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