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neocolonialism Line breaks: neo|co¦lo¦nial|ism
Pronunciation: /ˌniːəʊkəˈləʊnɪəlɪz(ə)m/

Definition of neocolonialism in English:


[mass noun]
The use of economic, political, cultural, or other pressures to control or influence other countries, especially former dependencies.
Example sentences
  • Capitalism, colonialism, neocolonialism, Marxism, literary ignorance, cultural arrogance, fear, and just about every other form of human perversity become the enemy.
  • They also have had an impact on activists in the Third World, especially when they have tried to define the proper role for progressive, often Westernized intellectuals in the movements against colonialism and neocolonialism.
  • His Moorish lineage does not absolve the majority from political responsibility; instead it draws attention to the spread of neocolonialism in business and politics.



Pronunciation: /ˌniːəʊkəˈləʊnɪəl/
Example sentences
  • The official news agency admitted that it would not be easy to defend socialism because capitalists leave behind them a petty bourgeoisie and government absolutely corrupted by the crumbs from the neocolonial banquet.
  • In other words, unwavering support for Washington is the means through which Australian capitalism ensures backing for its neocolonial ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • In other words, I want us to define the after to colonialism as the neocolonial relations into which the United States entered with decolonized nations.


Pronunciation: /ˌniːəʊkəˈləʊnɪəlɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • We were neocolonialists, bent on imposing handmaiden regimes.
  • ‘We've gone from a colonialist idea to a neocolonialist idea - a new idea of India,’ Primiano said.
  • As Arab American feminists contend with the intersecting forces of racism, sexism, and neocolonialist policies in the Middle East, we also struggle for visibility within the U.S. feminist movement and in movements for racial equality.

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