[ an-ik-sey-shuh-niz-uh m, an-ek- ]
/ ˌæn ɪkˈseɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm, ˌæn ɛk- /


the theory or practice of taking over another country's territory, especially by force.

Origin of annexationism

First recorded in 1840–50; annexation + -ism

Related forms

an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjectivean·ti·an·nex·a·tion·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for annexationist

  • The Fox was an "expansionist" and an annexationist out of sympathy for the oppressed ponies of the Cheyennes.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences|Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • It became a personal matter in the ward schools and small boys pursued small boys with hateful cries of "Annexationist!"

    The Imperialist|(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • The annexationist and filibustering schemes of the decade immediately preceding the War of Secession were prompted by two motives.