North Korea thinks The Interview is an act of imperialistic war.
The picture he paints, though, is one more of failed good intentions then of imperialistic villainy.
I mean the people who actually saw the war through a conservative—as opposed to jingoistic and imperialistic—lens.
The new paradigm is that “wilderness” is a flawed notion and an imperialistic enterprise of distinctly Western origins.
Either of the belligerent groups of imperialistic powers might, in his opinion, at any moment attack Russia.
They want India's billions and they want India's man-power for their imperialistic greed.
But everybody calls England imperialistic because she has not absorbed Ireland.
Some of those old missionaries were imperialistic, all right!
The spirit of imperialistic expansion was roused and demanded no less than a monopoly of the traffic and trade of the world.
For the English are reviled for their imperialism because they are not imperialistic.
1826, "advocacy of empire," originally in a Napoleonic context, also of Rome and of British foreign policy, from imperial + -ism. At times in British usage (and briefly in U.S.) with a neutral or positive sense relating to national interests or the spread of the benefits of Western civilization, but from the begining usually more or less a term of reproach. General sense of "one country's rule over another," first recorded 1878. Picked up disparagingly in Communist jargon by 1918.
It is the old story of 1798, when French republicanism sick of its own folly and misdeeds, became metamorphosed into imperialism, and consoled itself for its incapacity to found domestic freedom by putting an iron yoke upon Europe, and covering it with blood and battle-fields. [Francis Lloyd, "St. James's Magazine," January 1842]
Acquisition by a government of other governments or territories, or of economic or cultural power over other nations or territories, often by force. Colonialism is a form of imperialism.