Definitions

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to fascism.
  • adj. Supporting the principles of fascism.
  • adj. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • n. an adherent of fascism or other right-wing authoritarian views
  • adj. 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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  • ‡ 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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  • [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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  • 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.

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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, particularly against people with right-wing politics.

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