an·​ti-cap·​i·​tal·​ism | \ ˌan-tē-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌliz-əm, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-capitalism (audio) , -ˈkap-tə-, British also -kə-ˈpi-tə- \

Definition of anti-capitalism

: opposition to capitalism and capitalist policies or ideals While the intent of the whole rally is supposed to be the reform of Wall Street and the financial system, there is an undercurrent of anti-capitalism.— John Crudele

Other Words from anti-capitalism

anti-capitalism adjective
an anti-capitalism movement anti-capitalism rallies/protests
anti-capitalist \ ˌan-​tē-​ˈka-​pə-​tə-​list , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce anti-capitalist (audio) , -​ˈkap-​tə-​ , British also  -​kə-​ˈpi-​tə-​ \ adjective
In that morality play it matters less that socialists are unproductive than that they are anti-capitalist. — Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
anti-capitalist noun
The protest mostly featured the usual suspects—anti-capitalists, environmentalists … — Margaret Wente

First Known Use of anti-capitalism

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-capitalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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