[ 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.

  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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British Dictionary definitions for rightist


/ (ˈraɪtɪst) /

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

  1. a person who supports or belongs to the political right

Derived forms of rightist

  • rightism, noun

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