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1. Of or relating to capitalism or capitalists.
2. Favoring or practicing capitalism: a capitalistic country.

cap′i·tal·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌkæp ɪ tlˈɪs tɪk)

1. pertaining to capital or capitalists.
2. founded on or supporting capitalism: a capitalistic system.
[1870–75, Amer.]
cap`i•tal•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.capitalistic - favoring or practicing capitalism
socialist, socialistic - advocating or following the socialist principles; "socialistic government"
2.capitalistic - of or relating to capitalism or capitalists; "a capitalist nation"; "capitalistic methods and incentives"


[ˌkæpɪtəˈlɪstɪk] ADJcapitalista



[ˌkæpɪtəˈlɪstɪk] adj (pej) → capitalistico/a


(ˈkӕpitl) noun
1. the chief town or seat of government. Paris is the capital of France.
2. (also capital letter) any letter of the type found at the beginning of sentences, proper names etc. THESE ARE CAPITAL LETTERS / CAPITALS.
3. money (for investment etc). You need capital to start a new business.
1. involving punishment by death. a capital offence.
2. excellent. a capital idea.
3. (of a city) being a capital. Paris and other capital cities.
ˈcapitalism noun
a system of economics in which money and business are controlled by capitalists.
ˈcapitalist noun
a person who has much money in business concerns.
ˈcapitalist, ˌcapitaˈlistic adjective
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