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capitalistic

[kap-i-tl-is-tik] /ˌkæp ɪ tlˈɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to capital or capitalists; founded on or believing in capitalism:
a capitalistic system.
Origin of capitalistic
1870-1875
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
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  • The assertions of Malthus have sense only from the standpoint of capitalistic production.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • Democracy and capitalistic development did not seem antagonistic.

    The Frontier in American History Frederick Jackson Turner
  • The interests of the working-class are the same in all lands with capitalistic methods of production.

  • They would not be moved by economic, still less by capitalistic motives.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
  • The thing which Marx states here is a simple fact which happens every day before our eyes in the present capitalistic society.

  • Not because the city is the abode of choice souls, but because the city is capitalistic.

  • Similarly the new wireless systems are leading to a capitalistic demand for government purchase of the old telegraph systems.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling

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