- a person who believes in or sympathizes with fascism.
- (often initial capital letter) a member of a fascist movement or party.
- a person who is dictatorial or has extreme right-wing views.
- Also fa·scis·tic [fuh-shis-tik] /fəˈʃɪs tɪk/. of or like fascism or fascists.
Origin of fascist
Examples from the Web for fascistic
Akysonov has a gang of fascistic ultras known as the Lupine Hordes, which are intent on invading Moscow and restoring Holy Russia.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea
May 18, 2014
Most of them chose the democratic form, but some had a type of fascistic state.Man of Many Minds
E. Everett Evans
- 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
Word Origin and History for fascistic
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.