Origin of socialistic

First recorded in 1840–50; social(ism) + -istic
Related formsso·cial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·so·cial·is·tic, adjectivepseu·do·so·cial·is·tic, adjectivequa·si-so·cial·is·tic, adjectivequa·si-so·cial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·so·cial·is·tic, adjectivesem·i·so·cial·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·so·cial·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pseudo-socialistic

Historical Examples of pseudo-socialistic

  • All of Gilfoyle's pseudo-socialistic hostility to wealth and the wealthy came to the aid of his jealousy.

British Dictionary definitions for pseudo-socialistic


  1. resembling or sympathizing with socialism
Derived Formssocialistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pseudo-socialistic



1848, from socialist + -ic. Related: Socialistically.

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