[ nee-oh-lib-er-uh-liz-uh m, -lib-ruh- ]
/ ˌni oʊˈlɪb ər əˌlɪz əm, -ˈlɪb rə- /


an outgrowth of the U.S. liberal movement, beginning in the late 1960s, that modified somewhat its traditional endorsement of all trade unions and opposition to big business and military buildup.

Origin of neoliberalism

OTHER WORDS FROM neoliberalism

ne·o·lib·er·al, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for neoliberalism

/ (ˌniːəʊˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm, -ˈlɪbrəˌlɪzəm) /


a modern politico-economic theory favouring free trade, privatization, minimal government intervention in business, reduced public expenditure on social services, etc

Derived forms of neoliberalism

neoliberal, adjective, noun
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