Definition of survivalism in English:

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Pronunciation: /səˈvʌɪv(ə)lɪz(ə)m/


[mass noun]
1The practising of outdoor survival skills as a sport or hobby.
Example sentences
  • From an early age, he was obsessed with survivalism.
2The policy of trying to ensure one’s own survival or that of one’s social or national group.
Example sentences
  • Darwin's survivalism supplied Marx's opiate, if only indirectly.
  • However, a utopianism that has shrunk to the dimensions of survivalism is perhaps part of the problem rather than its solution.
  • I suggest that Acorn is best viewed as a kind of left-wing communitarian survivalism.

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