Definition of Marxian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the German political philosopher and economist Karl Marx or his ideas.

    ‘a traditionally Marxian conception of ruling class power’
    • ‘The Marxian approach sees business cycles as an intrinsic feature of the way that growth occurs in a capitalist economy.’
    • ‘They criticize a number of alternative existing approaches, some that claim to be Marxian and some that do not.’
    • ‘The Marxian theory of the business cycle has generated an enormous body of literature.’
    • ‘His first substantial sociological essay on music took a Marxian perspective.’
    • ‘He was also a Marxian economist, a theorist of culture, a popular science fiction writer, and of course a political activist.’


  • A person who supports the theories of the German political philosopher and economist Karl Marx.

    ‘the Marxian makes an allowance for restructuring in view of the unpredictability of knowledge’
    • ‘It certainly was my intention to be and remain a Marxian.’
    • ‘When it was fashionable to be a Marxian, he professed Marxism.’
    • ‘You are no longer a Marxian.’
    • ‘It is true that we are Marxians rather than Freudians.’