What does fascist mean?
Definitions for fascist
ˈfæʃ ɪst; fəˈʃɪs tɪkfas·cist
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an adherent of fascism or other right-wing authoritarian views
relating to or characteristic of fascism
A member of a fascist party.
A proponent of fascism.
Of or relating to fascism.
Supporting the principles of fascism.
Considered to be unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
I have a fascist boss.
Etymology: From w:Partito Nazionale Fascista, from fascio.
Fascism is a far-right, authoritarian, ultranationalist political ideology and movement, characterized by a dictatorial leader, centralized autocracy, militarism, forcible suppression of opposition, belief in a natural social hierarchy, subordination of individual interests for the perceived good of the nation and race, and strong regimentation of society and the economy.Fascism rose to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries, most notably Germany. Fascism also had adherents outside of Europe. Opposed to anarchism, democracy, pluralism, liberalism, socialism and Marxism, fascism is placed on the far-right wing within the traditional left–right spectrum.Fascists saw World War I as a revolution that brought massive changes to the nature of war, society, the state, and technology. The advent of total war and the mass mobilization of society erased the distinction between civilians and combatants. A military citizenship arose in which all citizens were involved with the military in some manner. The war resulted in the rise of a powerful state capable of mobilizing millions of people to serve on the front lines and providing logistics to support them, as well as having unprecedented authority to intervene in the lives of citizens.Fascism rejects assertions that violence is inherently bad and views imperialism, political violence and war as means to national rejuvenation. Fascists often advocate for the establishment of a totalitarian one-party state, and for a dirigiste economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky (national economic self-sufficiency) through protectionist and economic interventionist policies. Fascism's extreme authoritarianism and nationalism often manifests as belief in racial purity or a master race, usually blended with some variant of racism or bigotry against a demonized "Other", such as Jews. These ideas have motivated fascist regimes to commit genocides, massacres, forced sterilizations, mass killings, and forced deportations.Since the end of World War II in 1945, few parties have openly described themselves as fascist; the term is more often used pejoratively by political opponents. The descriptions of neo-fascist or post-fascist are sometimes employed to describe contemporary parties with ideologies similar to, or rooted in, 20th-century fascist movements. Some opposition groups have adopted the label anti-fascist or antifa to signify their stance.
The word fascist is sometimes used to denigrate people, institutions, or groups that would not describe themselves as ideologically fascist, and that may not fall within the formal definition of the word. The Fascist party that developed in Italy in the 1920s rigidly enforced conservative values and behavior norms during the Mussolini regime. As a political epithet, fascist was subsequently used in an anti-authoritarian sense to emphasize the common ideology of governmental suppression of individual freedom. It has also been applied to a broad range of people and groups, including people of many religious faiths, particularly fundamentalist groups. The individual, institution, or group called fascist often find the use of the term in this way to be highly offensive and inappropriate. In this sense, the word fascist is intended to mean "oppressive", "intolerant", "chauvinist", "genocidal", "dictatorial", "racist", or "aggressive" – all concepts that are allegedly inspired by the ideology of actual fascism, and pervasive through fascist states. One might accuse an inconveniently placed police roadblock as being a "fascist tactic" for its perceived oppression or interloping, or an overly authoritarian teacher as being "a total fascist". Terms like Nazi and Hitlerite, are often used in similar contexts.
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1. [common] Said of a computer system with excessive or annoying security barriers, usage limits, or access policies. The implication is that said policies are preventing hackers from getting interesting work done. The variant fascistic seems to have been preferred at MIT, poss. by analogy with touristic (see tourist or under the influence of German/Yiddish faschistisch).
The numerical value of fascist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of fascist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of fascist in a Sentence
If Republicans are calling Democrats socialists and communists and we have the President of the United States calling Republicans fascist, I don't think it adds to the overall discussion, we ought to just talk about the differences we have on the issues and focus on the problems that most people in America want us to focus on.
We're about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interests, i am not against political appointees ... but here we are, a nation that's on the verge of seceded its sovereignty to a neo-fascist dictator getting in bed with Vladimir Putin and we're gonna send the producer of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as our ambassador.
I think generally speaking there are quite a few clubs in Germany that have left-wing, anti-fascist supporters, but not many are situated in the socio-economic area that Dortmund is located in, in terms of the city, in terms of the region, in terms of the history, in terms of the voting pattern, people are more prone to voting for far-right parties. I'm not talking in massive percentages, but still more prone than in the big cities, and that's the reality in which Borussia Dortmund exists.
The CPAC group invited this woman from France … whose [ grand ] father was a Holocaust denier, and total fascist and a Nazi, there’s this penchant for Nazis now [ among conservatives ] with Charlottesville, and the Neos, and ‘ there are good guys on both sides, ’ and now Marine Le Pen.
My client is a collector and they sequestered weapons that were in his home. These weapons were not registered, but they were not connected to terrorism, there was a misunderstanding with the Nazi paraphernalia, he also had fascist and USSR paraphernalia, but they( the police) only took things with swastikas.
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- فاشي, فاشستي, نازيArabic
- фашы́стка, фашы́стBelarusian
- feixistaCatalan, Valencian
- Fascho, faschistisch, Nazi, Faschist, FaschistinGerman
- φασιστικός, φασίσταςGreek
- fascista, fachaSpanish
- fasisti, fasistinenFinnish
- Nazi, fascisteFrench
- ֆաշիստական, ֆաշիստArmenian
- ナチス, ファシストJapanese
- фаши́стка, фаши́стички, фаши́стMacedonian
- fascistisk, fasistiskNorwegian Nynorsk
- fasistisk, fascistiskNorwegian
- наци́стка, фаши́стский, фаши́ст, фашистообра́зный, наци́ст, фаши́стка, фаши́ствующийRussian
- fascistisk, fascistoid, fascistSwedish
- фаши́стка, фаши́ст, фаши́стськийUkrainian
- phần tử phát xít, phát xítVietnamese
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