rightist

[ rahy-tist ]
/ ˈraɪ tɪst /

adjective (sometimes initial capital letter)

of or relating to conservative or reactionary political views; noting or characteristic of the political Right.

noun

a member or supporter of the political Right; conservative or reactionary.

Nearby words

  1. rightful,
  2. rightfully,
  3. righting reflex,
  4. rightish,
  5. rightism,
  6. rightly,
  7. rightness,
  8. righto,
  9. rights,
  10. rights issue

Origin of rightist

First recorded in 1935–40; right + -ist

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British Dictionary definitions for rightist

rightist

/ (ˈraɪtɪst) /

adjective

of, tending towards, or relating to the political right or its principles; conservative, traditionalist, or reactionary

noun

a person who supports or belongs to the political right
Derived Formsrightism, noun

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