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elimination +‎ -ist



eliminationist (plural eliminationists)

  1. A proponent of eliminationism.
    Synonym: annihilationist



eliminationist (comparative more eliminationist, superlative most eliminationist)

  1. Advocating eliminationism; advocating the elimination of a group of people.
    Synonym: annihilationist
    • 2009, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Worse Than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity, →ISBN, page 342:
      They become more eliminationist in potential when their eliminationist fundamentals constitute a substantial part of a society's or group's culture or subculture. And the manner in which a group's conversations deprecate other people ...
    • 2013, W. Hixson, American Settler Colonialism: A History, →ISBN, page 19:
      While often justified as retribution or preemption, massacres are typically “more eliminationist than simply punitive in intent.” As in other genocidal campaigns, and illustrated in the chapters that follow, American settler colonials carried out ...