Sta·​lin·​ism | \ ˈstä-lə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Stalinism (audio) , ˈsta- \

Definition of Stalinism

: the political, economic, and social principles and policies associated with Stalin especially : the theory and practice of communism developed by Stalin from Marxism-Leninism and marked especially by rigid authoritarianism, widespread use of terror, and often emphasis on Russian nationalism

Other Words from Stalinism

Stalinist \ ˈstä-​lə-​nist How to pronounce Stalinist (audio) , ˈsta-​ \ noun or adjective
Stalinize \ ˈstä-​lə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce Stalinize (audio) , ˈsta-​ \ transitive verb
Stalinoid \ ˈstä-​lə-​ˌnȯid How to pronounce Stalinoid (audio) , ˈsta-​ \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Stalinism

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Stalinism.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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