Definition of "capitalist" []

  • A supporter of capitalism. (noun)
  • An investor of capital in business, especially one having a major financial interest in an important enterprise. (noun)
  • A person of great wealth. (noun)
  • Capitalistic. (adjective)
  • A person who owns capital, esp capital invested in a business (noun)

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  • A supporter of capitalism (noun)
  • A rich person (noun)
  • Of or relating to capital, capitalists, or capitalism (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "capitalist" in a sentence
  • "For Mao, however, the term capitalist was used to describe anyone he disliked, many of whom had little or no property."
  • "The term capitalist revolution is being used in this context to denote and elucidate the emergence and the taking root of trade liberalization and fiscal decentralization in China."
  • "CA: You started talking in recent years about this term capitalist philanthropy."