1) ADJ Colonialist means relating to colonialism.

Earlier, the Cuban government had accused the Spanish Foreign Minister of colonialist attitudes.

...the European colonialist powers.

2) N-COUNT A colonialist is a person who believes in colonialism or helps their country to get colonies.

The colonialists built economic, administrative, legal and social structures for the domination and exploitation of the people.

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  • colonialist — co|lo|ni|al|ist [kəˈləuniəlıst US ˈlou ] n a supporter of colonialism >colonialist adj ▪ colonialist attitudes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • colonialist — noun (C) a supporter of colonialism colonialist adjective: a savage colonialist war …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • colonialist — I UK [kəˈləʊnɪəlɪst] / US [kəˈloʊnɪəlɪst] noun [countable] Word forms colonialist : singular colonialist plural colonialists someone who supports colonialism II UK [kəˈləʊnɪəlɪst] / US [kəˈloʊnɪəlɪst] adjective based on or supporting colonialism …   English dictionary

  • colonialist — co|lo|ni|al|ist1 [ kə louniəlıst ] adjective based on or supporting colonialism colonialist co|lo|ni|al|ist 2 [ kə louniəlıst ] noun count someone who supports colonialism …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • colonialist — colonialism ► NOUN ▪ the practice of acquiring control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically. DERIVATIVES colonialist noun & adjective …   English terms dictionary

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