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[kap-i-tl-is-tik] /ˌkæp ɪ tlˈɪs tɪk/
pertaining to capital or capitalists; founded on or believing in capitalism:
a capitalistic system.
1870-75, Americanism; capitalist + -ic
Related forms
capitalistically, adverb
anticapitalistic, adjective
anticapitalistically, adverb
noncapitalistic, adjective
noncapitalistically, adverb
precapitalistic, adjective
semicapitalistic, adjective
semicapitalistically, adverb
uncapitalistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for capitalistic
  • The problem with an essentially capitalistic society is that having money is considered to be of prime importance.
  • There is a perfectly capitalistic means of solving this problem.
  • capitalistic trade is not supposed to be reciprocal on the small scale.
  • Let me tell you that when an altruistic pursuit is fitted into a capitalistic mold things can get ugly.
  • The poor have to be brought into the capitalistic system.
  • Part of the problem is our socio-political paradigm around our capitalistic lifestyle.
  • Who takes risks is liable to eat losses if they occur, otherwise the capitalistic system is not working.
  • Even in the capitalistic nation, unequal distribution of the wealth is not a good phenomenon.
  • Planned obsolescence is a rational concept for capitalistic markets.
  • In our society, in speculation, someone takes the risk inherent in the capitalistic form of endeavor.

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