Anti-fascist

fascist

[fash-ist]
noun
1.
a person who believes in or sympathizes with fascism.
2.
(often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.
3.
a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.
adjective
4.
Also, fascistic [fuh-shis-tik] . of or like fascism or fascists.

Origin:
1915–20; < Italian fascista, equivalent to fasc(io) (see fascism) + -ista -ist

fascistically, adverb
antifascist, noun, adjective
nonfascist, noun, adjective
prefascist, adjective, noun
profascist, adjective, noun

communist, fascist, Marxist, socialist.
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fascist (ˈfæʃɪst)
 
n
1.  an adherent or practitioner of fascism
2.  any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views
 
adj
3.  characteristic of or relating to fascism
 
fa'scistically
 
adv

Fascist (ˈfæʃɪst)
 
n
1.  a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Italian Fascism

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fascist
1921, from It. partito nazionale fascista, the anti-communist political movement organized 1919 under Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); from It. fascio "group, association," lit. "bundle." Like fascism, originally used in English in its Italian form, as an Italian word. [Fowler: "Whether this full anglicization
of the words is worth while cannot be decided till we know whether the things are to be temporary or permanent in England" -- probably an addition to the 1930 reprint, retained in 1944 U.S. edition.] Fasci "groups of men organized for political purposes" had been a feature of Sicily since c.1895; the 20c. sense probably influenced by the Roman fasces (q.v.) which became the party symbol. Related: Fascistic.
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