Adjective "imperialistic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or characterized by a policy of imperialism.
  1. 'imperialistic invasions of foreign countries'
  2. 'India was the centerpiece of Britain's imperialistic exploits.'
  3. 'I hotly commented on branding as a form of imperialistic cultural colonialism.'
  4. 'Millions of college students are taught the Leninist idea that capitalist economies are inherently imperialistic.'
  5. 'For all participants, the campaigns in South-East Asia and the Pacific were imperialistic.'
  6. 'The Romans, Alexander, and many others of the ancient world waged imperialistic wars.'


1. the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.

2. advocacy of imperial or sovereign interests over the interests of the dependent states.

3. imperial government; rule by an emperor or empress.

4. an imperial system of government.

5. British. the policy of so uniting the separate parts of an empire with separate governments as to secure for certain purposes a single state.

More examples(as adjective)

"plans can be imperialistic."

"intentions can be imperialistic."

"behaviours can be imperialistic."

"tendencies can be imperialistic."

"pasts can be imperialistic."

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