Meaning of fascist in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfaʃɪst/

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  • 1An advocate or follower of the political philosophy or system of fascism.

    ‘he went to Spain to fight against the fascists’
    • ‘Eastern European fascists could win power only with support from the Nazis’
    • ‘I assumed it was to stop a fascist, racist dictator from forcing his views on the people of Britain.’
    • ‘British trade unions have a proud history of opposing British Nazis, fascists and racists.’
    • ‘The people who put forward that argument were fascists and neo-Nazis.’
    • ‘The establishment of fascist dictatorships is not a historical inevitability.’
    • ‘At the same time I was doing a lot of casework around racist and fascist attacks.’
    authoritarian, totalitarian, Nazi, far right-winger, extreme right-winger, rightist, blackshirt, autocrat
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    1. 1.1 derogatory A person who is extremely authoritarian, intolerant, or oppressive.
      • ‘he is a total fascist and makes us study at every waking moment’
    2. 1.2with modifier A person who is very intolerant or domineering in a particular area.
      ‘I'm a bit of a spelling fascist, but still have blind spots over words like ‘privilege’ or ‘separate’’
      • ‘if I were being a culinary fascist, I would possibly moan about the overdone cooked tomatoes’


  • 1Relating to or supporting fascism.

    ‘a military coup threw out the old fascist regime’
    • ‘a fascist dictator’
    • ‘We do not call on the state to ban fascist organisations.’
    • ‘Tens of thousands of Chileans fled the brutal repression 60,000 in just the first three years of the fascist regime.’
    • ‘Their main objective was to remain independent of the fascist parties.’
    • ‘The training of criminologists was reorganised in accordance with fascist leadership structures.’
    • ‘Dora is engaged to a pompous young bigwig of local fascist society, to the evident delight of her ambitious mother.’
    • ‘The Church was in a fierce struggle against fascist interference in the sphere of free religious activity.’
    • ‘They appeared to do fascist salutes during their national anthem.’
    • ‘The fascist states left the League of Nations to get a free hand for their aggression.’
    • ‘These events have led to allegations of fascist infiltration of the Italian police.’
    • ‘The army demanded that Spanish fascist troops who fought alongside Nazi troops in Russia be honored, too.’
    • ‘The truth is that our fascist enemy is too predictable; let's not fall into the same trap.’
    • ‘Fascist regimes invariably implemented repressive measures against women.’
    • ‘At the same time I was doing a lot of casework around racist and fascist attacks.’
    • ‘With the development of mass media and computers such future fascist regimes would have new totalitarian capacities.’
    • ‘Visibility is good, so the fascist bombers are out in force.’
    • ‘Following a world war and fascist dictatorship, the overcoming of social divisions was even written into the constitution.’
    • ‘Do we face the danger of a fascist resurgence?’
    • ‘How does the rise of the fascist right in Europe affect revolutionary perspectives?’
    authoritarian, totalitarian, Nazi, dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, illiberal, extreme right-wing, far right-wing, ultra-right, rightist
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    1. 1.1 derogatory Extremely authoritarian, intolerant, or oppressive.
      • ‘it became almost a caricature for rebels to denounce every member of the establishment with the epithet ‘fascist pig’’


Early 20th century from Italian fascista, from fascio (see fascism).