welfarism

noun
wel·​far·​ism | \ ˈwel-ˌfer-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce welfarism (audio) \

Definition of welfarism

: the complex of policies, attitudes, and beliefs associated with the welfare state

Other Words from welfarism

welfarist \ ˈwel-​ˌfer-​ist How to pronounce welfarism (audio) \ noun or adjective

Examples of welfarism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is not true is that, given the historical conditions of the abundance made possible by capitalism, welfarism is certain to collapse in the short or medium run. Frank S. Meyer, National Review, 14 Feb. 2020 Upon a platform of opposition to these, the true evils of welfarism, conservatives can firmly stand. Frank S. Meyer, National Review, 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of welfarism

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Welfarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welfarism. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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