Definition of 'colonialism'
Video: pronunciation of 'colonialism'
Example sentences containing 'colonialism'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It is interesting to reflect why European colonialism ended. After Thatcher (1989) European colonialism is judged, other forms simply observed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His talk last week on British colonialism was pointless and tedious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Contrary to what you were probably told at school, imperialism and colonialism were good things and remain so today. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Conditions of life did not necessarily improve for the native peoples and in some cases became worse as a result of European colonialism. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)This saga of violence and deceit may turn out to have counterparts in the closing years of British colonialism in other dependent territories. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How can a balance sheet of European colonialism in Africa be set out? The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)To some he is a folk hero, a symbol of resistance against brutal British colonialism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Trends of 'colonialism'
In Common Usage. colonialism is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'colonialism'
British English: colonialism NOUN
Colonialism is the practice by which a powerful country directly controls less powerful countries and uses their resources to increase its own power and wealth.
...the bitter oppression of slavery and colonialism.
Definition of colonialism from the Collins English Dictionary
Fed up with the great British weather? Here’s how to afford that dream summer escape
From planning early to knowing where to look, these top tips will help you fulfil your summer holiday desires
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.