Meaning of Marcusian in English:


Pronunciation /mɑːˈk(j)uːzɪən/


(also Marcusean)
  • Of or relating to Marcuse or his political views, especially a Marxist–Freudian synthesis which led him to denounce the mass culture and materialism of Western society and to advocate a radical criticism of and resistance to the established order, including democracy, for its supposed ‘repressive tolerance’.


(also Marcusean)
  • A supporter of the political views of Marcuse.


1960s; earliest use found in The Economist. From the name of Herbert Marcuse, German-born U.S. philosopher and writer + -ian.