Definition of capitulationism in English:

capitulationism

noun

derogatory
  • The advocacy or approval of capitulation or compromise; specifically (in Communist polemic) the advocacy of peaceful coexistence between capitalism and socialism.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Protestant. From capitulation + -ism, after capitulationist. With use in communist discourse compare Russian kapituljantstvo and also the Chinese form cited at capitulationist.

Pronunciation

capitulationism

/kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃənɪz(ə)m//kəˌpɪtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m//kəˌpɪtʃʊˈleɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/