• synonyms

socialist realism

or Socialist Realism


a state-approved artistic or literary style in some socialist countries, as the U.S.S.R., that characteristically celebrates an idealized vision of the life and industriousness of the workers.


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Nearby words

socialist, socialist international, socialist labor party, socialist parties, socialist party, socialist realism, socialistic, socialite, sociality, socialization, socialize

Origin of socialist realism

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for socialist realism

socialist realism


(in Communist countries, esp formerly) the doctrine that art, literature, etc should present an idealized portrayal of reality, which glorifies the achievements of the Communist Party
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