Origin of capitalist

First recorded in 1785–95; capital1 + -ist
Related formsan·ti·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivenon·cap·i·tal·ist, nounpre·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjectivepro·cap·i·tal·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for anticapitalist

Contemporary Examples of anticapitalist

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

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    Euro Riot Watch

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    April 30, 2012

British Dictionary definitions for anticapitalist


  1. opposed to or against the principles or practice of capitalismanticapitalist riots
  1. someone opposed to or against capitalisma group of anticapitalists


  1. a person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business
  2. politics a supporter of capitalism
  3. informal, usually derogatory a rich person
  1. of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism
Derived Formscapitalistic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for anticapitalist



1791, "man of money," from French capitaliste, a coinage of the Revolution and a term of reproach; see capital (n.1) + -ist. Related: Capitalistic.

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