ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-socialist (audio)
variants or antisocialist
: characterized by or expressing opposition to socialists or socialism
an anti-socialist movement/thinker
In 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, many took this not just as the symbolic end to Soviet communism but more broadly as a vindication of anticommunist, antisocialist, or at least antirevolutionary positions.Judith Ezekiel
anti-socialist noun
or antisocialist
plural anti-socialists or antisocialists
For the most part, however, the writings of the antisocialists remain neglected or derided as doctrinaire tracts … John Gray

Examples of anti-socialist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French intellectual and media personality Bernard-Henri Lévy, who rose to prominence with the anti-socialist New Philosophers movement in the 1970s, has never stopped thinking about civilization’s perilous situation around the world. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-socialist was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-socialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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