Definition of Francoist in English:

Francoist

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of the principles and policies of the Spanish dictator General Franco.

    ‘victims of Francoist repression’
    • ‘Even during the recent economic crisis, with millions of Spaniards searching for work, there was no sign of revival in Francoist sentiment.’
    • ‘Other streets named after Francoist generals were also changed.’
    • ‘It would be wrong and absurd to say that the Spanish right is Francoist.’
    • ‘Then in 1936 came the civil war and Eduardo, not yet seventeen, volunteered on the Francoist side.’
    • ‘They contributed to the expansion of civil society under the late Francoist regime, thus helping to prepare the ground for the formal political transition.’

noun

  • An advocate of the principles and policies of the Spanish dictator General Franco.

    ‘he was a fervent Francoist’
    • ‘"I am a Francoist, I adore the memory of General Franco."’
    • ‘The Francoists took control of Spain through a comprehensive and methodical war of attrition.’
    • ‘For all his enthusiasm, Alonso admits that there are few genuine Francoists in Spain today.’
    • ‘But to paint him as a card-carrying Francoist is wrong, stresses Carreno.’
    • ‘He defied the hopes of the Francoists for an extension of autocratic rule.’

Pronunciation

Francoist

/ˈfraŋkəʊɪst/