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Bolshevism

[bohl-shuh-viz-uh m, bol-]
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noun
  1. the doctrines, methods, or procedure of the Bolsheviks.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) the principles or practices of ultraradical socialists or political ultraradicals generally.
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Also bol·she·vism, Bol·she·vik·ism, bol·she·vik·ism [bohl-shuh-vi-kiz-uh m, bol-] /ˈboʊl ʃə vɪˌkɪz əm, ˈbɒl-/.

Origin of Bolshevism

First recorded in 1915–20; Bolshev(ik) + -ism
Related formsan·ti-Bol·she·vism, nounnon-Bol·she·vism, nounpro·Bol·she·vism, noun
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  • It was not only starvation that had to be fought; it was approaching anarchy, it was Bolshevism.

    Herbert Hoover

    Vernon Kellogg

  • You mean that when Bolshevism rules there are to be rich and poor just the same as at present?

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Bolshevism will be the law of to-morrow and wear even a higher name than Christianity.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht

  • In the Middle East, also, Bolshevism gained important successes.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Bolshevism is not only the antithesis of Capitalism but its mortal enemy.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing