[fash-ist] /ˈfæʃ ɪst/
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.
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.
[fash-is-tahyz] /ˈfæʃ ɪsˌtaɪz/ verb (used with object), fascistized, fascistizing. 1. to make ; convert to fascism or a philosophy or methods.
n. see fasciitis.
Fundamentally Analyzable Simplified English. L.E. McMahon, Bell Labs. [Sammet 1969, p.720]. (1994-11-09)
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