Definition of fascist in English:

fascist

noun

  • 1An advocate or follower of the political philosophy or system of fascism.

    ‘he went to Spain to fight against the fascists’
    ‘Eastern European fascists could win power only with support from the Nazis’
    • ‘The establishment of fascist dictatorships is not a historical inevitability.’
    • ‘British trade unions have a proud history of opposing British Nazis, fascists and racists.’
    • ‘I assumed it was to stop a fascist, racist dictator from forcing his views on the people of Britain.’
    • ‘At the same time I was doing a lot of casework around racist and fascist attacks.’
    • ‘The people who put forward that argument were fascists and neo-Nazis.’
    authoritarian, totalitarian, autocrat, nazi, extreme right-winger, far right-winger, rightist, blackshirt, militarist
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    1. 1.1 A person who is extremely right-wing or authoritarian.
      ‘fascists made death threats against immigrants and asylum seekers’
    2. 1.2 A person who is very intolerant or domineering in a particular area.
      ‘I'm a bit of a spelling fascist, but still have blind spots over words like “privilege” or “separate”’
      ‘if I were being a culinary fascist, I would possibly moan about the overdone cooked tomatoes’

adjective

  • Relating to fascism.

    ‘a military coup threw out the old fascist regime’
    • ‘Fascist regimes invariably implemented repressive measures against women.’
    • ‘With the development of mass media and computers such future fascist regimes would have new totalitarian capacities.’
    • ‘How does the rise of the fascist right in Europe affect revolutionary perspectives?’
    • ‘Their main objective was to remain independent of the fascist parties.’
    • ‘Tens of thousands of Chileans fled the brutal repression 60,000 in just the first three years of the fascist regime.’
    • ‘They appeared to do fascist salutes during their national anthem.’
    • ‘The truth is that our fascist enemy is too predictable; let's not fall into the same trap.’
    • ‘At the same time I was doing a lot of casework around racist and fascist attacks.’
    • ‘In fact, the Foreign Ministry has been a stronghold of fascist continuity.’
    • ‘We do not call on the state to ban fascist organisations.’
    • ‘The army demanded that Spanish fascist troops who fought alongside Nazi troops in Russia be honored, too.’
    • ‘Do we face the danger of a fascist resurgence?’
    • ‘In Italy, the fascist party is not content with having the official police at its disposal.’
    • ‘Dora is engaged to a pompous young bigwig of local fascist society, to the evident delight of her ambitious mother.’
    • ‘The fascist states left the League of Nations to get a free hand for their aggression.’
    • ‘Following a world war and fascist dictatorship, the overcoming of social divisions was even written into the constitution.’
    • ‘Visibility is good, so the fascist bombers are out in force.’
    • ‘The training of criminologists was reorganised in accordance with fascist leadership structures.’
    • ‘These events have led to allegations of fascist infiltration of the Italian police.’
    • ‘The Church was in a fierce struggle against fascist interference in the sphere of free religious activity.’
    authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorial, despotic, draconian, autocratic, nazi, undemocratic, anti-democratic, illiberal, extreme right-wing, far right-wing, rightist, militarist
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Origin

Early 20th century: Italian fascista, from fascio (see fascism).

Pronunciation

fascist

/ˈfaSHəst//ˈfæʃəst/