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socialist

[soh-shuh-list] /ˈsoʊ ʃə lɪst/
noun
1.
an advocate or supporter of socialism.
2.
(initial capital letter) a member of the U.S. Socialist party.
adjective
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; social + -ist
Related forms
nonsocialist, noun, adjective
presocialist, noun
semisocialist, noun
Can be confused
communist, fascist, Marxist, socialist.
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Examples for socialist
  • However, this party soon strengthened its ties to socialist organizations.
  • But he gradually moved away from socialist ideas, to the point of eventual opposition.
  • National socialist populism interacted with and facilitated fascism in interwar germany.
  • Such parties do not claim to be socialist, nor are they considered socialist by others.
  • I have never been a socialist and i never will be a socialist.
British Dictionary definitions for socialist

socialist

/ˈsəʊʃəlɪst/
noun
1.
a supporter or advocate of socialism or any party promoting socialism (socialist party)
adjective
2.
of, characteristic of, implementing, or relating to socialism
3.
(sometimes capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to socialists or a socialist party
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Word Origin and History for socialist
socialist
1827, from Fr. socialiste, in reference to the teachings of Comte de Saint-Simon, founder of French socialism. The word begins to be used in French in the modern sense c.1835. Socialista, with a different sense, was applied 18c. to followers and pupils of Dutch jurist Grotius (1583-1645).
"Prison is a Socialist's Paradise, where equality prevails, everything is supplied and competition is eliminated." [Elbert Hubbard, "The Note Book," 1927]
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