Share this entry

Share this page

Stalinism

Line breaks: Sta¦lin|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈstɑːlɪnɪz(ə)m
 
/

Definition of Stalinism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The ideology and policies adopted by Stalin, based on centralization, totalitarianism, and the pursuit of communism.
Example sentences
  • It had one of the strongest Communist parties in the world, which suffered a political catastrophe as a result of the policies of Stalinism.
  • The collapse of communism in 1989 brought to light new evidence of the horrors of Stalinism, and gave totalitarianism a new lease of life.
  • Of course the filmmaker, like the workers, has grown up under Stalinism and faces great ideological and intellectual obstacles.

Derivatives

Stalinist

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • As a result she misses some wonderful opportunities to expose the realities and rhetoric of the Stalinist dictatorship.
  • In the final volume he gives a moving picture of Trotsky, persecuted by Stalinists and right wing governments alike, until he finally finds asylum in Mexico.
  • There have been decades of experience here of police states - both fascist and Stalinist.

Definition of Stalinism in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful