Definition of fascist in English:

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fascist

Pronunciation: /ˈfaSHəst/

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
More example sentences
  • I assumed it was to stop a fascist, racist dictator from forcing his views on the people of Britain.
  • British trade unions have a proud history of opposing British Nazis, fascists and racists.
  • The people who put forward that argument were fascists and neo-Nazis.
Synonyms
authoritarian, totalitarian, autocrat, extreme right-winger, rightist;
Nazi, blackshirt;
nationalist, xenophobe, racist, anti-Semite, jingoist;
neofascist, neo-Nazi
1.1A person who is extremely right-wing or authoritarian: fascists made death threats against immigrants and asylum seekers
1.2A 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
More example sentences
  • We do not call on the state to ban fascist organisations.
  • Tens of thousands of Chileans fled the brutal repression 60,000 in just the first three years of the fascist regime.
  • Their main objective was to remain independent of the fascist parties.
Synonyms
authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, undemocratic, illiberal;
Nazi, extreme right-wing, rightist, militarist;
nationalist(ic), xenophobic, racist, jingoistic

Origin

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

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Syllabification: fas·cist

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