Origin of fascism
OTHER WORDS FROM fascisman·ti·fas·cism, nounpro·fas·cism, noun
How to use fascism in a sentence
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The “doctorate” Duke claims is from an anti-Semitic Ukranian “diploma mill” as described by the State Department.
Charles “Father” Coughlin, a raving anti-Semite, was one of the most popular radio hosts in the country.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The anti-crime cops began searching the likely path of flight.
To give him a party name, he became an anti-clerical, strictly in a political and lawful sense.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Martini appeared from his little anti-room, with a lamp in his hand, as the prison clock struck ten.
The unoccupied pallet of Martini lay in one corner of this miserable anti-room.
He sincerely hates all anti-tobaccoites and has a supreme disgust for the memory of King James I. and all royal foes of the plant.
Let no opportunity be missed of exposing the true character of the vile and selfish agitators of the Anti-corn-law league.
British Dictionary definitions for fascism (1 of 2)
Word Origin for fascism
British Dictionary definitions for fascism (2 of 2)
Cultural definitions for fascism
A system of government that flourished in Europe from the 1920s to the end of World War II. Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco were all fascist states. As a rule, fascist governments are dominated by a dictator, who usually possesses a magnetic personality, wears a showy uniform, and rallies his followers by mass parades; appeals to strident nationalism; and promotes suspicion or hatred of both foreigners and “impure” people within his own nation, such as the Jews (see also Jews) in Germany. Although both communism and fascism are forms of totalitarianism, fascism does not demand state ownership of the means of production, nor is fascism committed to the achievement of economic equality. In theory, communism opposes the identification of government with a single charismatic leader (the “cult of personality”), which is the cornerstone of fascism. Whereas communists are considered left-wing, fascists are usually described as right-wing.