Definition of Leninism in English:


Line breaks: Len¦in|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈlɛnɪnɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
Marxism as interpreted and applied by Lenin.
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  • They had an overly rigid interpretation of Marxism and Leninism.
  • Conservative opponents of revolutionary socialism also repeated the idea that Leninism and Stalinism were the same thing.
  • I have a very critical view about socialism, to say nothing of Leninism and Stalinism, but I have a great love for the Soviet Union.


early 20th century: named after Lenin (see Lenin, Vladimir Ilich).



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  • Orwell's own brand of socialism was not Marxist, or Leninist, nor was it philosophical or even economic.
  • But his main targets, Leninists, Trotskyists, some Anarchists, are the wrong ones.
  • I don't mean a Leninist party or a Marxist party.


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