Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An advocate or adherent of fascism.
  • noun A reactionary or dictatorial person.
  • adjective Of, advocating, or practicing fascism.
  • adjective Of or relating to the regime of the Fascisti.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to fascism; resembling fascism.
  • noun an adherent of fascism or similar right-wing authoritarian views.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to fascism.
  • adjective Supporting the principles of fascism.
  • adjective informal Considered to be unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
  • noun A member of a political party or other organization that advocates fascist principles.
  • noun A proponent of fascism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an adherent of fascism or other right-wing authoritarian views
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of fascism

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Italian fascista, from fascio, group; see fascism.]

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From Italian Partito Nazionale Fascista, from fascio ("association, group").

Examples

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  • 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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  • I believe the term fascist used as a suffix to a religion came from the extreme wrong wing talk radio's anus, so I do not use the term, as it only serves to perpetuate their anti personnel propagandistic agenda. by

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  • I believe the term fascist used as a suffix to a religion came from the extreme wrong wing talk radio's anus, so I do not use the term, as it only serves to perpetuate their anti personnel propagandistic agenda. by

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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.

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  • The label "fascist" has subsequently meant anyone liberals seek to ostracize or discredit.

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  • And I use the the term "fascist" in its most fundamental sense - the unholy alliance of corporations and government against the people.

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  • 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, [21]

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  • [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.

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  • [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.

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