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neofascist

Syllabification: ne·o·fas·cist
Pronunciation: /ˌnēōˈfaSHəst
 
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(also neo-Fascist)

Definition of neofascist in English:

noun

A member of an organization similar to the Italian Fascist movement of the early 20th century.
Example sentences
  • There are decisive global lessons here, as we witness capitalist politicians of all stripes rallying to the call of neo-fascists that immigrants and refugees be excluded in the defence of ‘our borders’.
  • It doesn't seem to occur to their proponents that such a strengthening of the state's repressive apparatus, although superficially aimed at the neo-fascists, ultimately undermines democracy itself.
  • The SP's new-found concern about collusion between the governmental right and the neo-fascists is thoroughly opportunist and cynical, grounded in narrow electoral considerations.

adjective

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Of or relating to neofascists or neofascism.
Example sentences
  • Similar positions are to be found in Europe among the right-wing and neo-fascist opponents of the European Union.
  • Hale had a long history of participation in white supremacist and neo-fascist groups.
  • At the centre of its campaign has been the strengthening of the state security forces and the demand for a ban on the neo-fascist National Democratic Party of Germany.

Derivatives

neofascism

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noun
Example sentences
  • It is the interaction between these two factors that is the source of the growth of neo-fascism and xenophobia.
  • It is precisely because the danger of neo-fascism is real that we finally chose the first formulation, and took part in the mobilization against such a party, as we have always done in the past and as we will do in the future.
  • This led to a temporary decrease in organised neo-fascism, while at the same time the so-called skinhead music scene increased considerably.

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