Definition of survivalism in English:


Syllabification: sur·viv·al·ism
Pronunciation: /sərˈvīvəˌlizəm


  • 1The policy of trying to ensure one’s own survival or that of one’s social or national group.
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    • Darwin's survivalism supplied Marx's opiate, if only indirectly.
    • However, a utopianism that has shrunk to the dimensions of survivalism is perhaps part of the problem rather than its solution.
    • I suggest that Acorn is best viewed as a kind of left-wing communitarian survivalism.
  • 2The practicing of outdoor survival skills as a sport or hobby.
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    • From an early age, he was obsessed with survivalism.



noun & adjective
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  • A person who depends on one box of Carnation (which, I have learned from my reading, lasts only six months) should not go on living on an earth that will be filled with post-Armageddon survivalists.
  • Roth's surreal maps and dioramas chart an evolving apocalyptic landscape that is home to nature-loving survivalists, freedom-fighters and terrorists.
  • Some fairly disappointed survivalists will be peeking cautiously out of their home-made underground concrete bunkers this morning at oh-six-hundred hours.

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