Definition of Malthusian

1. Noun. A believer in Malthusian theory.

Generic synonyms: Believer, Truster



2. Adjective. Of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism. "Malthusian theories"
Partainyms: Malthus, Malthusianism
Derivative terms: Malthus

Definition of Malthusian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories.

2. n. A follower of Malthus.

Definition of Malthusian

1. Adjective. of, or relating to Malthus or his views on human population and world resources ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Malthusian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1846)
"Without note or comment by ourselves, (though strongly anti-Malthusian, of course, in our economical philosophy,) we shall leave every reader to judge for ..."

2. Socialism in Thought and Action by Harry Wellington Laidler (1920)
"SOCIALISM AND OVERPOPULATION The Malthusian Theory— Since the days of Malthus, the argument has been ... Malthusian Doctrine and Present-Day Tendencies. ..."

3. Socialism in Thought and Action by Harry Wellington Laidler (1920)
"SOCIALISM AND OVERPOPULATION The Malthusian Theory.— Since the days of Malthus, the argument has been ... Malthusian Doctrine and Present-Day Tendencies. ..."

4. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1921)
"The Malthusian difficulty a real one, — Sec. 2. Vigor and efficiency among the rank and file. The absence of the power of discharge. ..."

5. History of Economic Thought: A Critical Account of the Origin and by Lewis Henry Haney (1920)
"... Malthus' optimistic notion of the source of rent is one-sided, and, as will be seen, Ricardo took the other side. Critical Estimate of the Malthusian ..."

6. Value and Distribution: An Historical, Critical, and Constructive Study in by Charles William Macfarlane (1898)
"THE Malthusian THEORY OF 'WAGES. IT hardly need be urged that in his " Essay on Population" Mai thus set forth a cost theory of wages. ..."

7. Problems of the Future and Essays by Samuel Laing (1894)
"Malthusian Theory—Seems Self-evident—But is Contradicted by ... THE Malthusian theory that population tends to increase faster than food is one which, ..."

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