Definition of fascism in English:


Line breaks: fas|cism
Pronunciation: /ˈfaʃɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]

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



Pronunciation: /-ˈʃɪstɪk/
More 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.


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

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