Definition of capitalist in English:

capitalist

Syllabification: cap·i·tal·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈkapədləst
 
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noun

A wealthy person who uses money to invest in trade and industry for profit in accordance with the principles of capitalism: the creation of the factory system by nineteenth-century capitalists
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  • Investing capitalists came to feel that their wealth could go on expanding almost exponentially forever.
  • The Marxist claim that capitalists must find investments overseas fails miserably.
  • The transnational capitalist class is not made up of capitalists in the traditional Marxist sense.
Synonyms
financier, investor, industrialist; magnate, tycoon, entrepreneur, businessman, businesswoman

adjective

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Practicing, supporting, or based on the principles of capitalism: capitalist countries the global economy is essentially capitalist
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  • It may be a little tawdry, but the whole of capitalist economics is based on selfishness and greed.
  • Some form of free enterprise capitalist economy and some form of pluralist democracy were clearly called for.
  • There probably is no Third World debt if we adopted just elementary capitalist principles.

Derivatives

capitalistic

Pronunciation: /ˌkapətlˈistik/
adjective
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  • It is important to point out how much the Democratic Party has sold out to capitalistic and imperialistic values in dominating the world with greed.
  • The economic development under capitalistic premises thus proceeds in the form of cyclical fluctuation.
  • It diverts the attention from real social issues only to, in turn, accommodate vile capitalistic policies.

capitalistically

Pronunciation: /ˌkapətlˈistik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Later, fired by revolution in a country that was capitalistically underdeveloped, some began to equate public ownership with state ownership, regardless of whether or not the state was democratic.
  • If your happy, hazy days spanned the capitalistically indulgent decade of the 1980s, slip Fast Times at Ridgemont High into your DVD tray and take a trip to the Sherman Oaks Galleria.
  • To support his claim that scripts are associated with capitalistically oriented societies, Gaur points to the fact that many of the early documents relate to property.

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