anti-capitalism

noun

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-
: 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
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-capitalism (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

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-capitalism was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-capitalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-capitalism. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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