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View synonyms for neocolonialism

neocolonialism

[ nee-oh-kuh-loh-nee-uh-liz-uhm ]

noun

  1. the policy of a strong nation in seeking political and economic hegemony over an independent nation or extended geographical area without necessarily reducing the subordinate nation or area to the legal status of a colony.


neocolonialism

/ ˌniːəʊkəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm /

noun

  1. (in the modern world) political control by an outside power of a country that is in theory sovereign and independent, esp through the domination of its economy


neocolonialism

  1. The dominance of strong nations over weak nations, not by direct political control (as in traditional colonialism ), but by economic and cultural influence.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌneocoˈlonial, adjective
  • ˌneocoˈlonialist, noun

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Other Words From

  • neo·co·loni·al neo·co·loni·al·ist noun adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neocolonialism1

First recorded in 1960–65; neo- + colonialism

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Example Sentences

He went on to blast latter-day “neocolonialism” on the part of Westerners.

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