Socialist So"cial*ist, Socialistic So`cial*is"tic, a. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, socialism. [1913 Webster]

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  • socialistic — adjective see socialist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • socialistic — socialistically, adv. /soh sheuh lis tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to socialists or socialism. 2. in accordance with socialism. 3. advocating or supporting socialism. [1840 50; SOCIAL(ISM) + ISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • socialistic — adj. of or pertaining to socialism; based on the fundamentals of socialism; supporting socialism …   English contemporary dictionary

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