Definition of Bolshevism in English:

Bolshevism

noun

  • [mass noun] The communist form of government adopted in Russia following the Bolshevik revolution of 1917:

    ‘enthusiastic supporters of Bolshevism’
    • ‘He had largely abandoned the notion that he could enlist the Church in the front line against Bolshevism.’
    • ‘The writer's interest in Bolshevism was literary rather than political.’
    • ‘His romantic longings are a strategic critique of the faceless rationalism of Bolshevism.’
    • ‘I'd be the last to say that anarchism would have succeeded any better than Bolshevism did.’
    • ‘Both authors set Bolshevism in the mainstream of European social thinking.’

Origin

Russian bol′shevizm, from bolʹshe greater (see Bolshevik).

Pronunciation

Bolshevism

/ˈbɒlʃəˌvɪz(ə)m/