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Pronunciation: /ˈfaʃɪz(ə)m

Definition of fascism in English:


[mass noun]
1An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.
Example sentences
  • According to this theory there was no difference between social democracy and fascism.
  • His only objection to Italian fascism was that it wasn't fanatical enough.
  • Italian fascism was very distinctive from National Socialism, and neither resembled Japanese totalitarianism.
nationalism, xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, chauvinism, jingoism, isolationism;
German, historical Hitlerism
Spanish, historical Francoism, Falangism
1.1(In general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practices: this is yet another example of health fascism in action
More example sentences
  • Welcome to the authoritarian world of health fascism.
  • Getting drunk is mostly an exercise of choice, one of the few available in the current climate of health fascism.
  • On top of that, I'm probably indulging fascism, anti-Semitism and snottiness.

The term Fascism was first used of the totalitarian right-wing nationalist regime of Mussolini in Italy (1922–43); the regimes of the Nazis in Germany and Franco in Spain were also Fascist. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group, a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach


from Italian fascismo, from fascio 'bundle, political group', from Latin fascis (see fasces).



Pronunciation: /-ˈʃɪstɪk/
Example sentences
  • You seem pretty autocratic, or fascistic to me.
  • This is the totalitarian, fascistic vision of how to ‘do’ history.
  • Yet fascistic repression is apt to arrive in stages.

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