a person who believes in or sympathizes with .
(often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.
a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.
[fuh-shis-tik] /fəˈʃɪs tɪk/ (Show IPA). of or like or fascists.
opposed to fascism: an antifascist demonstration
an adherent or practitioner of fascism
any person regarded as having right-wing authoritarian views
characteristic of or relating to fascism
a supporter or member of the Italian Fascist movement
of or relating to Italian Fascism
1921, from Italian partito nazionale fascista, the anti-communist political movement organized 1919 under Benito Mussolini (1883-1945); from Italian fascio “group, association,” literally “bundle” (see fasces).
With 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, and the 20c. totalitatrian sense probably came directly from this, but influenced by the Roman fasces, which became the party symbol. Related: Fascistic.
- Antifriction metal
noun another name for white metal
. adjective inhibiting the growth of fungi (of a drug) possessing antifungal properties and therefore used to treat fungal infections adjective of, derived from, or caused by a fungus or fungi: fungal spores, a fungal disease adj. 1835, from Modern Latin fungalis, from fungus (see fungus). antifungal an·ti·fun·gal (ān’tē-fŭng’gəl, ān’tī-) adj. Destroying or inhibiting the […]
- Antigen excess
antigen excess antigen excess n. In a precipitation test, the presence of uncombined antigen above that required to combine with all of the antibody.
Immunology. any substance that can stimulate the production of and combine specifically with them. Pharmacology. any commercial substance that, when injected or absorbed into animal tissues, stimulates the production of . antigens of a particular type collectively. Contemporary Examples At the time his PSA screening revealed only a slightly higher level of the antigen than […]