[ wel-fair-iz-uhm, -fai-riz- ]
/ ˈwɛlˌfɛər ɪz əm, -fɛəˌrɪz- /
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the set of attitudes and policies characterizing or tending toward the establishment of a welfare state.
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OTHER WORDS FROM welfarismwel·far·ist, noun, adjective
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“Welfarism,” as Goldwater constantly called welfare, was the path to socialism.
British Dictionary definitions for welfarism
/ (ˈwɛlˌfɛərɪzəm) /
policies or attitudes associated with a welfare state
Derived forms of welfarismwelfarist, noun
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