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survivalism Line breaks: sur|viv¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /səˈvʌɪv(ə)lɪz(ə)m/

Definition of survivalism in English:


[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.


Pronunciation: /səˈvʌɪv(ə)lɪst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • A person who depends on one box of Carnation (which, I have learned from my reading, lasts only six months) should not go on living on an earth that will be filled with post-Armageddon survivalists.
  • Roth's surreal maps and dioramas chart an evolving apocalyptic landscape that is home to nature-loving survivalists, freedom-fighters and terrorists.
  • Some fairly disappointed survivalists will be peeking cautiously out of their home-made underground concrete bunkers this morning at oh-six-hundred hours.
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