capitalist

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From French capitaliste.

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capitalist (comparative more capitalist, superlative most capitalist)

  1. Of, or pertaining to, capitalism.
    • 2012 March-April, John T. Jost, “Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)?”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, archived from the original on 2012-02-13, page 162:
      He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record. With this biological framework in place, Corning endeavors to show that the capitalist system as currently practiced in the United States and elsewhere is manifestly unfair.
    • 2019 August 14, Matthew Desmond, “In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation”, in New York Times[2]:
      This is a capitalist society. It’s a fatalistic mantra that seems to get repeated to anyone who questions why America can’t be more fair or equal. But around the world, there are many types of capitalist societies, ranging from liberating to exploitative, protective to abusive, democratic to unregulated.
    capitalist economy
    capitalist countries
  2. Supporting or endorsing capitalism.
    capitalist warriors

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capitalist (plural capitalists)

  1. A person who is a supporter of capitalism.
    Synonyms: economic liberal, liberal
    • 2007 December 20, Clive Thompson, “Clive Thompson on How the Next Victim of Climate Change Will Be Our Minds”, in Wired Magazine[3], number 16.01, archived from the original on 2013-06-30:
      In a world of cheap airfares, laptops, and the Internet, we proudly regard mobility as a sign of how advanced we are. Hey, we're nomadic hipster capitalists!
  2. The owner of a considerable amount of capital; a wealthy person.
    Synonyms: businessman, captain of industry, magnate, tycoon, financier
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad[4]:
      “I have tried, as I hinted, to enlist the co-operation of other capitalists, but experience has taught me that any appeal is futile that does not impinge directly upon cupidity. []

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Romanian[edit]

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Borrowed from French capitaliste.

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capitalist m (plural capitaliști, feminine equivalent capitalistă)

  1. capitalist

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capitalist m or n (feminine singular capitalistă, masculine plural capitaliști, feminine and neuter plural capitaliste)

  1. capitalist

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