[ kap-i-tl-is-tik ]


  1. pertaining to capital or capitalists; founded on or believing in capitalism:

    a capitalistic system.

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Other Words From

  • capi·tal·isti·cal·ly adverb
  • anti·capi·tal·istic adjective
  • anti·capi·tal·isti·cal·ly adverb
  • noncap·i·tal·istic adjective
  • noncap·i·tal·isti·cal·ly adverb
  • precap·i·tal·istic adjective
  • semi·capi·tal·istic adjective
  • semi·capi·tal·isti·cal·ly adverb
  • uncap·i·tal·istic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of capitalistic1

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; capitalist + -ic

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Example Sentences

They feel it’s not a capitalistic place where people just try to get money from everybody.

“Parasite” and “Squid Game” are hardly unique in South Korean film and TV in their hopelessness about the capitalistic grind and the extreme lengths to which the economically desperate are willing to go.

Such ideas, alas, don’t hold much weight in the context of Pharma Bro, which is largely a compendium of clips, news articles and interviews that paint him as the embodiment of unchecked capitalistic greed and 21st-century online trolling.

Wanting to explore the struggles refugees face in a capitalistic world, Kaouther Ben Hania directed The Man Who Sold His Skin — and bagged Tunisia’s first-ever Oscar nomination.

From Ozy

I believe anti-capitalistic work is the disruption we need to re-evaluate the commodification of nature, women and gender non-conforming bodies whose care labor has been historically undervalued.

From Time

For Union Square Ventures general partner Albert Wegner, the answer might lie is a decidedly less capitalistic place.

More than half of Jordanians, Egyptians, Tunisians, and Lebanese respond favorably about our capitalistic model.

As Williamson sees it, five years after Katrina, the go-gooders need to channel their energy in a more capitalistic direction.

I want to save our system, the capitalistic system; to save it is to give some heed to world thought of today.

We have a very global economy, human nature—it's a capitalistic economy.

"Capitalistic dictatorships, he means," the cadaverous man in the blue jacket explained.

The majority believe that the Church has a capitalistic bias.

This is capitalistic anarchy, the worst of possible anarchism, and it must have an end soon or the world will be lost.

Knowledge is the saviour-god and Marxism is his divine gospel of freedom from these capitalistic sufferings.

It was no such fiendish ingenuity which devised the capitalistic system and imposed it upon mankind.


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