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splittism Syllabification: split·tism
Pronunciation: /ˈsplidˌizəm/

Definition of splittism in English:


(Among communists, or in communist countries) the pursuance of factional interests in opposition to official Communist Party policy.
Example sentences
  • The most prominent threats were listed as ‘infiltration and sabotage by hostile overseas forces’, ‘disturbance by nationalist splittism forces’ and ‘religious extremists and terrorists’.
  • Mixing this article together with a reference to Lenin's article ‘Left Wing Communism’ Straw accused Trotsky of ‘factionalism,’ ‘splittism,’ ‘ultra-leftism,’ and ‘wider infantile disorders.’
  • ‘Their intention is to advocate splittism under the pretext of a different interpretation,’ Zhu told reporters.


Example sentences
  • Gone are the high-decibel, constant fulminations of communist generals against the ‘splittists.’
  • On the list were ‘underground gangs’, Xinjiang separatists, ‘splittists’ - including Tibetans - ‘unstable social elements’ and the Falun Gong spiritual movement; all these are now defined as terrorist groups.
  • After only five days at the helm, Hu set out a tough policy for dealing with the ‘splittists.’
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