anti-Stalinist

adjective

an·​ti-Sta·​lin·​ist
ˌan-tē-ˈstä-lə-nist,
-ˈsta-,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Stalinist (audio)
: characterized by or expressing opposition to or hostility toward Stalinism
… a leading anti-Stalinist political dissident during the Soviet era.Joseph P. Kahn
anti-Stalinist Marxism
anti-Stalinist noun
plural anti-Stalinists
He was arrested as part of Stalin's paranoid purge of suspected anti-Stalinists and sentenced to eight years in a labor camp in Siberia. Ann Blackman

Examples of anti-Stalinist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Characteristically, the magazine was banned in 1948, when Stalinist anti-Americanism was in full force, and was released again during Khrushchev’s anti-Stalinist thaw in the 1950s. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 25 May 2023 In the aftermath of the Berlin blockade and the creation of NATO, followed by the Soviets’ detonation of their first atomic weapon, readers—Americans, especially—might have been eager for an anti-Stalinist bedtime story. Stephen Metcalf, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Stalinist was in 1937

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“Anti-Stalinist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-Stalinist. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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