Definition of survivalism in English:



  • 1The practising of outdoor survival skills as a sport or hobby.

    • ‘From an early age, he was obsessed with survivalism.’
  • 2The policy of trying to ensure one's own survival or that of one's social or national group.

    • ‘In a time when social change is off the agenda, therapy culture unites conservatism and radicalism under an umbrella of survivalism.’
    • ‘Darwin's survivalism supplied Marx's opiate, if only indirectly.’
    • ‘However, a utopianism that has shrunk to the dimensions of survivalism is perhaps part of the problem rather than its solution.’
    • ‘I suggest that Acorn is best viewed as a kind of left-wing communitarian survivalism.’