Definitions

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  • n. One who believes in the politics or policies of the political right.

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

  • adj. believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
  • n. a member of a right wing political party

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Examples

  • Even the most fanatical rightist is realistic about all other theories of "rights" but his own.

    Human rights and Saudi princes

  • What mattered is that Stalin had proclaimed that ‘the Right deviation now represents the central danger’ to Communism and therefore anyone he called a rightist needed to go.

    Things One Should Not Forget « Whatever

  • He ordered that every student who had participated in the demonstration should be classified as a rightist.

    Wild Swans

  • That was because the American press’s greatest fear was to be called rightist by their own membership.

    Neon Rain

  • Unless that is, the rightist government begins a new era of imperialist aggression beginning with any nation unable to defend itself.

    The Founders Tried To Warn Us

  • It then comes as no surprises that whenever you are identified as a rightist, you are de facto considered a servant of big companies, who themselves are the sole nemesis of social peace and who, of course, are eating our babies.

    Compassion's Monopoly... I couldn't have said it better myself

  • They discussed who the key minister in the ministry was and they decided on Lin Muhan, a well-known intellect in China and a labelled rightist who had been through some horrifying times during the Cultural Revolution.

    Mao's Last Dancer

  • In Peru they are conducting their great reactionary campaigns with the support of the oligarchy and the press, which reflects the thoughts of the imperialists, that is, the rightist press.

    CASTRO'S BAY OF PIGS ANNIVERSARY SPEECH

  • The government had the guns and soldiers to pursue the guerrillas who refused to retreat, but the so-called party -- that is, the rightist leadership of a party that had already seized the command, that held it -- took it upon itself to arm morally and politically the repressive forces that pursued the guerrillas.

    LASO CLOSING SESSION

  • Earlier, Ivan Kostov, leader of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), the other party in addition to UDF, forming the so-called rightist Blue Coalition, also criticized Mihov's idea of a loose Currency Board arrangement qualifying it as very alarming.

    Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency)

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