[soh-shuh-list] /ˈsoʊ ʃə lɪst/
an advocate or supporter of .
(initial capital letter) a member of the U.S. Socialist party.
a supporter or advocate of socialism or any party promoting socialism (socialist party)
of, characteristic of, implementing, or relating to socialism
(sometimes capital) of, characteristic of, or relating to socialists or a socialist party
“one who advocates socialism,” 1827, from French socialiste, or else a native formation based on it, in reference to the teachings of Comte de Saint-Simon, founder of French socialism. The word begins to be used in French in the modern sense c.1835. Socialista, with a different sense, was applied 18c. to followers and pupils of Dutch jurist Grotius (1583-1645), from his use of socialistus. Socialist realism attested from 1934.
I find that socialism is often misunderstood by its least intelligent supporters and opponents to mean simply unrestrained indulgence of our natural propensity to heave bricks at respectable persons. [George Bernard Shaw, “An Unsocial Socialist,” 1900]
Prison is a Socialist’s Paradise, where equality prevails, everything is supplied and competition is eliminated. [Elbert Hubbard, “The Note Book,” 1927]
[suh-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /səˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of soliciting. 2. entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request. 3. enticement or allurement. 4. Law. n. late 15c., “management,” from Middle French solicitation and directly from Latin solicitationem (nominative solicitatio) “vexation, disturbance, instigation,” noun of action from past participle stem of solicitare (see solicit). […]
[sol-yuh-buh l] /ˈsɒl yə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being dissolved or liquefied: a soluble powder. 2. capable of being solved or explained: a soluble problem. noun 3. something soluble. /ˈsɒljʊbəl/ adjective 1. (of a substance) capable of being dissolved, esp easily dissolved in some solvent, usually water 2. capable of being solved or answered […]
[non-sol-vuh nt] /nɒnˈsɒl vənt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance incapable of dissolving a given component of a solution or mixture.
[suh-fis-tik] /səˈfɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of the nature of ; fallacious. 2. characteristic or suggestive of . 3. given to the use of . 4. of or relating to or . /səˈfɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to sophists or sophistry 2. consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious adj. 1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek […]