of or relating to conservative or reactionary political views; noting or characteristic of the political Right.
a member or supporter of the political Right; conservative or reactionary.
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How to use rightist in a sentence
McCarthy has carefully avoided going too far in alienating hard rightists in his caucus.
Naftali Bennett, the Economy Minister, is a rightist to the core.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse) | Alon Ben-Meir | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1958 he was denounced as a rightist, and was sent to the Shayang Labor Camp.
The only way to get a leftist government is to simply get the rightist government, and especially Bibi Netanyahu, out.
To be fair, the angst around the prisoner release isn't just rightist propaganda—it's also actually frustrating to many.How Netanyahu Eased The Pressure Without Giving Much Up | Elisheva Goldberg | July 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, at his 80th birthday celebration last year, as many rightist settlers came and spoke in tribute as liberal theologians.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman | Bernard Avishai | February 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The delegates of the rightist coalition remained in their seats, their arms folded across their chests.The Five Arrows | Allan Chase
I have been to a number of rightist meetings and seminars in Texas.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
One of them is, I think, leaning towards excessive rightist tendencies.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
You don't have to be an extreme rightist to believe in the sovereignty of the individual.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
At least most people who listen to me talk call me a rightist.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for rightist
of, tending towards, or relating to the political right or its principles; conservative, traditionalist, or reactionary
a person who supports or belongs to the political right
- rightism, noun
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