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fascism

Syllabification: fas·cism
Pronunciation: /ˈfaSHˌizəm
 
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(also Fascism)

Definition of fascism in English:

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.
Synonyms
1.1(In general use) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
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), and 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

Origin

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

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