Definition of rightist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪtɪst/
Pronunciation: /ˈrīdist/


A person who supports the political views or policies of the right: a national hero of the rightists
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  • They had already been in direct violation of the amendment, which prohibited aid to the rightists.
  • The political struggle between communists, neutralists, and rightists continued.
  • Rightists saw liberalism, conservatism, and socialism as degenerate, and presented their radical nationalism as the only way to purify their nations.


Supporting or relating to the political views or policies of the right: the last elections resulted in a rightist majority
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  • The phenomenon is even more noticeable when you look at the rightist and libertarian attack blogs.
  • With the rightist military takeover, all ideas of tax reform were abandoned.
  • Their "politically leftist but economically rightist" stand has resulted in their ambivalence toward media reform.

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Syllabification: right·ist

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