Meaning of anti-fascist in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪˈfaʃɪst/


  • Opposed to fascism or to extreme right-wing authoritarianism.

    ‘thousands of anti-fascist protesters blocked a neo-Nazi march in the German city’
    • ‘by the spring of 1937, complex rivalries between political factions were tearing the anti-fascist forces apart’
    • ‘There were banners from a wide range of political, anti-racist and anti-fascist groups.’
    • ‘The challenge for anti-fascist groups is to find ways to engage with local people.’
    • ‘It was in the windowless room that the first British meetings of the anti-fascist movement were held.’
    • ‘For British Communists, the Spanish anti-fascist struggle was an inspiring cause.’
    • ‘Politicians and anti-fascist campaigners have condemned the party's extreme views.’
    • ‘He was active in the anti-fascist resistance at the polytechnic.’
    • ‘The march ended in violent clashes with anti-fascist protesters.’
    • ‘The announcement has sparked controversy among students and anti-fascist activists.’
    • ‘The anti-fascist demonstration was peaceful and received a very friendly reception in the neighbourhoods it went through.’
    • ‘Volunteers from many countries, including thousands from Britain, signed up to fight for the anti-fascist cause.’


  • A person who is opposed to fascism or to extreme right-wing authoritarianism.

    ‘a thousand anti-fascists marched through the streets’
    • ‘Politically and industrially Alec was a socialist, a trade unionist, and an anti-fascist.’
    • ‘According to biographers, he joined the Communist Party in 1934, primarily as an anti-Fascist.’
    • ‘This is a pretty surprising stance, isn't it, from an anti-fascist?’
    • ‘They could not march without encountering anti-fascists determined to physically stop them.’
    • ‘I was on the inside, with a group of a dozen or so anti-fascists who worked in the building.’
    • ‘There had always been small local groups of anti-racists and anti-fascists.’
    • ‘Anti-fascists need to engage in the wider political debate about regenerating communities.’
    • ‘Anti-fascists from across the country were preparing to mobilise against the Nazis.’
    • ‘ Anti-fascists will need to combine with trade unions and local communities to fight this racism.’
    • ‘Her grandfather, an anti-fascist, had emigrated in the 1920s, when her father was seven.’