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imperialist Line breaks: im¦peri¦al|ist
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪst/

Definition of imperialist in English:


Relating to, supporting, or practising imperialism: an imperialist regime
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  • They in no way challenge the capitalist and imperialist character of the European Union itself.
  • Today, a new era of imperialist violence and colonialism has begun.
  • This has been accompanied by a turn to imperialist war and neo-colonialism.


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A person who supports or practises imperialism.
Example sentences
  • It was only a matter of time before the imperialists and the junta struck.
  • Empire builders supreme, capitalists extraordinaire, imperialists par excellence, these are the criteria by which they govern.
  • Are advocates of human rights necessarily cultural imperialists?

Words that rhyme with imperialist

immaterialist, materialist, serialist

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