Definition of socialist in English:

socialist

Line breaks: so¦cial|ist
Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊʃ(ə)lɪst
 
, ˈsəʊʃəlɪst/

noun

A person who advocates or practises socialism: she was a lifelong socialist
More example sentences
  • How should revolutionary socialists relate to reformist ideas and organisations?
  • The title and presentation of this book will give it an appeal to many socialists and union activists.
  • He always remained a revolutionary socialist despite the background he came from.
Synonyms
left-wing, Fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist; communist, communistic, Bolshevik, leftist, anti-capitalist; radical, revolutionary, militant, red; progressive, progressivist, reforming, social-democrat; Labour, Labourite, labourist; Marxist, Leninist, Marxist–Leninist, Trotskyite, Maoist
informal , derogatory lefty, pink, pinko, Bolshie, commie
left-winger, Fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist; communist, Bolshevik, leftist, anti-capitalist; radical, revolutionary, militant, red; progressive, progressivist, reformer, social democrat; Labourite, labourist; Marxist, Leninist, Marxist–Leninist, Trotskyite, Maoist
informal , derogatory lefty, pink, pinko, Bolshie, Commie

adjective

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Adhering to or based on the principles of socialism: the history of socialist movement
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  • The second is the deepening employment crisis caused by the collapse of the old socialist industries.
  • Will's own writings made his socialist ideas clear.
  • The bombings may simply have brought thousands more socialist voters to the polls.

Derivatives

socialistic

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
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  • Initially, there existed not only Catholic, but also strong secular and socialistic tendencies in the Solidarity movement.
  • We are living in an age in which all governments, regardless of the system of political and economic organization, whether interventionistic, socialistic, democratic or dictatorial, are occupying an economic command post.
  • Academic economists - even some of those who call themselves ‘free market’ economists - have provided plenty of intellectual support for socialistic tax policies.

socialistically

Pronunciation: /-ˈlɪstɪkəli/
adverb
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  • ‘As a socialistically oriented government, we would have come to a similar solution’, admitted Michel Rocard, one of the party heavyweights.
  • The social consequences of the abrupt transition from the socialistically planned economy to the socially market economy were tremendous.
  • It could create an economic environment not based on a supply and demand capitalistic nature, but on the premise of socialistically organized industry.

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