Definition of rightist in English:

rightist

Syllabification: right·ist
Pronunciation: /ˈrītist
 
/

noun

  • A person who supports the political views or policies of the right.
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    • There was the full spectrum: liberals, conservatives, centrists, extreme rightists, social democrats and socialists.
    • His government consists of fellow rightists and veterans of previous military regimes and the Duvalier dictatorship.
    • Giving some indication of the insurrectionary mood amongst Israeli rightists is the announced resignation of Brigadier-General Efi Eitam.

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  • Supportive of the political views or policies of the right: rightist doctrine

Derivatives

rightism

Pronunciation: /-ˌizəm/
noun
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  • What Americans saw as exotic Islamist ‘fundamentalism’ in Iran concealed a kaleidoscopic brew of leftism, rightism, populism, nationalism, utopianism, messianism, fascism, and not least, gangsterism.
  • Yet, this is so much more than a simple bout of radical rightism in American foreign policy.
  • Radical rightism remained within the Republican party with Newt Gringrich's Contract With America campaign of 1994, and with Pat Buchanan's campaigns for the party's nomination in 1992 and 1996.

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