Definition of Leninism in English:

Leninism

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

[mass noun]
  • Marxism as interpreted and applied by Lenin.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Derivatives

Leninist

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • 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.

Leninite

noun & adjective

Origin

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

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