Definition of industrialist in English:



  • A person involved in the ownership and management of industry:

    ‘the exploitation of child labour by nineteenth-century industrialists’
    • ‘The problem was guaranteeing that industrialists would in fact invest the profits they consequently received.’
    • ‘But few industrialists believe that interest rate cuts alone will bring relief.’
    • ‘Clearly, the Indians were wronged and the industrialist was an aggressor.’
    • ‘State power contributed to the growth of the cotton industry, a point overlooked by industrialists in the early nineteenth century.’
    • ‘Businessmen, industrialists, farmers and real estate developers and dealers have a great time.’
    • ‘The Fatherland Party was lavishly financed by Rhineland industrialists, but it was no mere front for the ruling classes.’
    • ‘Today, many Canadians outside of your industrialist and financier circles are suffering again from globalization.’
    • ‘More mature people are likely to admire financiers and industrialists who have achieved great success.’
    • ‘If the current trend in gas prices continues, industrialists fear that inward investment in Britain will suffer.’
    • ‘Some industrialists, especially foreign investors, chose to exploit available subsidies and low wage rates.’
    • ‘It marked a decline in power of the industrialists in favor of financiers.’
    • ‘There are also closer links between public administrators and industrialists than is the case in other European countries.’
    • ‘A panel of judges comprising industrialists and venture capitalists will choose the finalists of the event.’
    • ‘Several doctors, businessmen and industrialists accompanied the children.’
    • ‘The winners will be Irish landlords, existing house-owners and industrialists.’
    • ‘The interest groups behind it were northern industrialists who wanted to feed their private greed at public expense.’
    • ‘It also demanded compensation for farmers and financial assistance for industrialists due to power shortage in the state.’
    • ‘At the same time local industrialists and producers were harassed and intimidated.’
    • ‘Their chief rival, Juventus, is owned by the wealthy industrialist Agnelli family, who own the Fiat car company.’
    • ‘It's us giving back to all the world leaders, capitalists and industrialists, and we don't discriminate.’
    manufacturer, producer, factory owner, factory boss
    captain of industry, big businessman, top executive, magnate, tycoon, capitalist, financier, investor
    fat cat
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