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1. An advocate of socialism.
2. often Socialist A member of a political party or group that advocates socialism.
1. Of, promoting, or practicing socialism.
2. Socialist Of, belonging to, or constituting a socialist party or political group.

so′cial·is′tic adj.
so′cial·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) resembling or sympathizing with socialism
ˌsocialˈistically adv


(ˌsoʊ ʃəˈlɪs tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to socialists or socialism.
2. in accordance with socialism.
3. advocating or supporting socialism.
so`cial•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.socialistic - advocating or following the socialist principles; "socialistic government"
left - of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism


[ˌsəʊʃəˈlɪstɪk] ADJsocialista


adj (esp pej)sozialistisch angehaucht
References in classic literature ?
He read the books lent him by Sviazhsky, and copying out what he had not got, he read both the economic and socialistic books on the subject, but, as he had anticipated, found nothing bearing on the scheme he had undertaken.
To every villainous meanness of this model man it gave a hidden, higher, Socialistic interpretation, the exact contrary of its real character.
The artist now began to find Trefusis's Socialistic views, with which he had previously fancied himself in sympathy, both odious and dangerous.
To crown all, there was to be a donkey-race--that sublimest of all races, conducted on the grand socialistic idea of everybody encouraging everybody else's donkey, and the sorriest donkey winning.
It's on record, your position on interstate commerce regulation, on regulation of the railway trust and Standard Oil, on the conservation of the forests, on a thousand and one restrictive measures that are nothing else than socialistic.
It may enliven your oratory at socialistic congresses.
A mechanic of some sort himself when he was young; then he took to writing for the Socialistic Press.
Class hatred is anti-social, and, it seems to me, anti- socialistic.
This demand was met by the ruling classes with sternly repressive measures, and the socialistic Peasants' Revolt of John Ball and Wat Tyler in 1381 was violently crushed out in blood, but it expressed a great human cry for justice which could not permanently be denied.
such nice domestic creatures--plain, dreadfully plain, but so good-- well, they're always at the window doing fancy work, and making ugly things for the poor, which I think so useful of them in these dreadful socialistic days, and this terrible woman has taken a house in Curzon Street, right opposite them--such a respectable street, too
There appeared now to be a constant danger of marrying the American girl; it was something one had to reckon with, like the railway, the telegraph, the discovery of dynamite, the Chassepot rifle, the Socialistic spirit: it was one of the complications of modern life.
But I confess that many of the socialistic views that I have come across seem to me to be tainted with ideas of authority, if not of actual compulsion.