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rightist

[rahy-tist]
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adjective (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. of or relating to conservative or reactionary political views; noting or characteristic of the political Right.
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noun
  1. a member or supporter of the political Right; conservative or reactionary.
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Origin of rightist

First recorded in 1935–40; right + -ist
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rightist

adjective
  1. of, tending towards, or relating to the political right or its principles; conservative, traditionalist, or reactionary
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noun
  1. a person who supports or belongs to the political right
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Derived Formsrightism, noun
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