View synonyms for Bolshevism


[ bohl-shuh-viz-uhm, bol- ]


  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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Other Words From

  • an·ti-Bol·she·vism noun
  • non-Bol·she·vism noun
  • pro-Bol·she·vism noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Bolshevism1

First recorded in 1915–20; Bolshev(ik) + -ism

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Example Sentences

What Tismaneau is clear on is how Bolshevism and Nazism both desired a scapegoat to achieve their end goals.

While Bolshevism was a dictatorship of the proletariat, Nazism was a dictatorship with a voting consensus behind it.

Bolshevism was the linchpin that held all the other facets of conspiracy together.

Whilst Bolshevism sets out to destroy Capitalism at a blow, Socialism prefers a more gradual process.

Syndicalism and bolshevism involve speedy and drastic action—hence the force of their appeal.

We cannot wonder that such conditions prove prolific breeders of bolshevism and similar "isms."

The rôle of Jews in social revolution and particularly in Bolshevism hardly needs comment.

That in our own country Jews are playing a part in the background of Bolshevism is again evident.


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