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capitalistic

[kap-i-tl-is-tik] /ˌkæp ɪ tlˈɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to capital or capitalists; founded on or believing in capitalism:
a capitalistic system.
Origin of capitalistic
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75; capitalist + -ic
Related forms
capitalistically, adverb
anticapitalistic, adjective
anticapitalistically, adverb
noncapitalistic, adjective
noncapitalistically, adverb
precapitalistic, adjective
semicapitalistic, adjective
semicapitalistically, adverb
uncapitalistic, adjective
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  • Democracy and capitalistic development did not seem antagonistic.

    The Frontier in American History

    Frederick Jackson Turner
  • It didn't get through; the capitalistic influence was too much for me.

  • Such was the mode of the development of capitalistic production in its first stage.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • The majority believe that the Church has a capitalistic bias.

    The Necessity of Atheism Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • It is not only our present government that is capitalistic but our present society, also.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • This is true—but the high strata in every class are capitalistic.

    Socialism As It Is William English Walling
  • It means that the very process of capitalistic development is hindered, stopped.

    Theft Jack London

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