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Marxist

[mahrk-sist] /ˈmɑrk sɪst/
noun
1.
an adherent of Karl Marx or his theories.
adjective
2.
of Karl Marx or his theories.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Marx + -ist
Related forms
non-Marxist, adjective, noun
Can be confused
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Examples for Marxist
  • But during periods of exile and imprisonment he gradually became a Marxist.
British Dictionary definitions for Marxist

Marxist

/ˈmɑːksɪst/
noun
1.
a follower of Marxism
adjective
2.
(of an economic or political theory) analogous to or derived from the doctrines of Karl Marx
3.
of or relating to Marx, Marxism, or Marxists and their theories
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Word Origin and History for Marxist
Marxist
1886, "devotee of the teachings of Marx," from Fr. marxiste, from Karl Marx (1818-1883), Ger. political theorist. The adj. is attested from 1897. The adj. Marxian (1940) sometimes is used (e.g. by Groucho) to distinguish the U.S. comedic team from the Ger. political philosopher.
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