anti-socialist

adjective
an·​ti-so·​cial·​ist | \ ˌan-tē-ˈsō-sh(ə-)list, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-socialist (audio) \
variants: or antisocialist

Definition of anti-socialist

: 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

Other Words from anti-socialist

anti-socialist or antisocialist noun, plural anti-socialists or antisocialists
For the most part, however, the writings of the antisocialists remain neglected or derided as doctrinaire tracts … — John Gray

First Known Use of anti-socialist

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-socialist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-socialist. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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