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non·​so·​cial·​ist ˌnän-ˈsō-sh(ə-)list How to pronounce nonsocialist (audio)
: not advocating, practicing, or characterized by socialism
nonsocialist nations


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plural nonsocialists
: one who does not advocate or practice socialism : one who is not a socialist
Meanwhile, nonsocialists, both liberal and conservative, have taken a renewed interest in the market system …Charles E. Lindblom

Examples of nonsocialist in a Sentence

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Beebe attended the opening ceremony at the invitation of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, a Communist Party organization that has historically handled civic exchanges with the nonsocialist world. WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use


1871, in the meaning defined above


1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsocialist was in 1871

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“Nonsocialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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