capitalist

[ kap-i-tl-ist ]
/ ˈkæp ɪ tl ɪst /

noun

a person who has capital, especially extensive capital, invested in business enterprises.
an advocate of capitalism.
a very wealthy person.

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Origin of capitalist

First recorded in 1785–95; capital1 + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM capitalist

an·ti·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivenon·cap·i·tal·ist, nounpre·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivepro·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for anticapitalist

  • The FN has become a protectionist, anticapitalist party of the dislocated working classes.

    Euro Riot Watch|David Frum|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for anticapitalist (1 of 2)

anticapitalist
/ (ˌæntɪˈkæpɪtəlɪst) /

adjective

opposed to or against the principles or practice of capitalismanticapitalist riots

noun

someone opposed to or against capitalisma group of anticapitalists

British Dictionary definitions for anticapitalist (2 of 2)

capitalist
/ (ˈkæpɪtəlɪst) /

noun

a person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business
politics a supporter of capitalism
informal, usually derogatory a rich person

adjective

of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism

Derived forms of capitalist

capitalistic, adjective
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