capitalist meaning

Pronunciation:   "capitalist" in a sentence
  • Adjective: capitalist  kapitlist
    1. Of or relating to capitalism or capitalists
      "a capitalist nation"
      - capitalistic 
    2. Favouring or practising capitalism
      - capitalistic
    Noun: capitalist  kapitlist
    1. A conservative advocate of capitalism 
    2. A person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

    Derived forms: capitalists

    See also: bourgeois, capital, capitalism, competitive, free-enterprise, individualistic, laissez-faire, private-enterprise

    Type of: conservative, conservativist, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

    Encyclopedia: Capitalist

  • [Business]
    noun, adjective

    noun [C]



    a person who supports capitalism


    a person who controls a lot of wealth and uses it to produce more wealth

    adjective (also capitalistic // less frequent)

    based on the principles of capitalism

    a capitalist economy/society/system/

  • [Economics]
    A person whose income comes from the ownership of capital. In a capitalist economy with a well-developed occupational pension system and where the majority of homes are owner-occupied housing, it could be argued that most workers are to some extent also capitalists. The term is, however, normally applied only to people who derive a significant proportion of their income from property. In the nineteenth century a capitalist would typically have been a rentier, a landlord, or self-employed, but nowadays most capitalists also derive a significant fraction of their incomes from salaried employment.


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  1. the workers worked themselves to the bone for the capitalists.
  2. prices continue to advance in some capitalist countries.
  3. an economic crisis engulfed the entire capitalist world.
  4. the capitalist countries are all facing inflation of their currencies.
  5. the wronged tenant turned out to be also the wealthy capitalist.

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