American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An advocate or adherent of fascism.
- n. A reactionary or dictatorial person.
- adj. Of, advocating, or practicing fascism.
- adj. Of or relating to the regime of the Fascisti.
- adj. Of or relating to fascism.
- adj. Supporting the principles of fascism.
- adj. informal Considered to be unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
- n. A member of a political party or other organization that advocates fascist principles.
- n. A proponent of fascism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. an adherent of fascism or similar right-wing authoritarian views.
- adj. of or pertaining to fascism; resembling fascism.
- n. an adherent of fascism or other right-wing authoritarian views
- adj. relating to or characteristic of fascism
- From Italian Partito Nazionale Fascista, from fascio ("association, group"). (Wiktionary)
- Italian fascista, from fascio, group; see fascism. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The term "fascist" comes from the Italian word for bundle, fascio - the idea being that alone we're just weak little twigs, but bundled together by an all-powerful state, we become strong through collectivism.”
“For year after year, left wing jewish writers peddled an orwellian news-speak, distorting the freedoms of western society, throwing the term fascist at any libertarian who dared to suggest that socialism is an basic evil.”
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“ Today, the term fascist is used loosely to refer to military dictatorships, as well as governments or individuals that profess racism and that act in an arbitrary, high-handed manner.”
“The label "fascist" has subsequently meant anyone liberals seek to ostracize or discredit.”
“And I use the the term "fascist" in its most fundamental sense - the unholy alliance of corporations and government against the people.”
“Following the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II and the publicity surrounding the atrocities committed during the period of fascist governments, the term fascist has been used as a pejorative word, ”
“[T] he use of the term fascist comes from the pen of a ranking social-democrat who was involved in the same political circles as Rick Hertzberg.”
“If you actually looked up the term fascist, socialist and Marxist, you would find that more closely describes the current leadership in the White House now.”
“Following the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II and the publicity surrounding the atrocities committed during the period of fascist governments, the term fascist has been used as a pejorative word, particularly against people with right-wing politics.”
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