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

Examples of anti-capitalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video ends with a parody commercial for an anti-capitalism brand called Soul Net. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 26 Feb. 2024 In its loosest definition, post-work polyamory is a relationship form premised on and committed to anti-capitalism. TIME, 9 Feb. 2024 Sometimes that's really out of favor, that's seen as anti-capitalism or something like that. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, 13 Apr. 2023 It’s swapped out Sorkin’s pious centrist liberalism with a qualitatively better, but no less pious, left anti-capitalism. Phillip MacIak, The New Republic, 26 May 2023 That, and the fact that the tour commercializes Banksy's often anti-capitalism message (e.g., there is a gift shop on site). Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 3 Mar. 2023

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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