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[bohl-shuh-viz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃəˌvɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/
the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
(sometimes lowercase) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally.
Also, bolshevism, Bolshevikism, bolshevikism
[bohl-shuh-vi-kiz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃə vɪˌkɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Bolshevism
First recorded in 1915-20; Bolshev(ik) + -ism
Related forms
anti-Bolshevism, noun
non-Bolshevism, noun
proBolshevism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was not only starvation that had to be fought; it was approaching anarchy, it was Bolshevism.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • You mean that when Bolshevism rules there are to be rich and poor just the same as at present?

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Bolshevism will be the law of to-morrow and wear even a higher name than Christianity.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • In the Middle East, also, Bolshevism gained important successes.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • Bolshevism is not only the antithesis of Capitalism but its mortal enemy.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • And when that is done, they reflect, Bolshevism will only be nearer to Warsaw.

  • The wind of Bolshevism swept furiously over the Dual Monarchy.

    My Own Affairs

    Louise, Princess of Belgium

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