Definition of collectivist in English:

collectivist

adjective

  • Relating to the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.

    ‘collectivist cultures had disciplined and cooperative work forces’
    ‘collectivist policies which promised security and protection’
    • ‘Over the long haul, individualistic objectives cannot be achieved through collectivist means.’
    • ‘Contrary to the myth, they were not a product of collectivist ideology.’
    • ‘I certainly agree with him about the collectivist movement plaguing our world.’
    • ‘The neoconservatives are collectivist wolves in the sheep's clothing of freedom.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, collectivist thinking persists, even among people who pride themselves on looking at the facts.’
    • ‘A collectivist perspective is characterized by an emphasis on the needs of the group, the opposite of individualism.’
    • ‘In this way, the day-to-day compromises of supposedly "practical" politics get pulled inexorably in the collectivist direction.’
    • ‘An article in the April 5 issue reminds us how deeply ingrained collectivist habits of thought are in this country.’
    • ‘Interpersonal relationships there are strongly influenced by the typically collectivist orientation of these cultures.’
    • ‘This is a direct continuation of the collectivist, moralizing poetry of the past.’

noun

  • An adherent of the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.

    ‘an entire nation of collectivists’

Pronunciation

collectivist

/kəˈlɛktɪvɪst/