fascist vs fascistic what difference

what is difference between fascist and fascistic

English

Etymology

1921, from Italian fascista, from fascio (bundle, bunch), in use metonymically for “group of men organized for political purposes” since 1895. Ultimately with reference to the fasces or bundles of axes and rods carried before the magistrates of ancient Rome in token of their power of life and death).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæʃɪst/

Adjective

fascist (comparative more fascist, superlative most fascist)

  1. Of or relating to fascism.
  2. Supporting the principles of fascism.
  3. (informal) Unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
    I have a fascist boss.

Translations

Noun

fascist (plural fascists)

  1. A member of a political party or other organization that advocates fascist principles.
  2. A proponent of fascism.

Usage notes

It is very common to use “fascist” in an almost indiscriminate manner for political opponents, cf. George Orwell, “What is Fascism?” (1944): “It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley’s broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.”

Translations

Derived terms

  • clerofascist
  • Islamofascist

Related terms

  • fascism
  • fascistic

See also

  • Nazi, nazi

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “fascist”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Dutch

Etymology

Early 1920s. Borrowed from Italian fascista.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑˈsɪst/, /fɑˈʃɪst/
  • Hyphenation: fas‧cist
  • Rhymes: -ɪst

Noun

fascist m (plural fascisten, diminutive fascistje n, feminine fasciste)

  1. fascist [from 1920s]

Derived terms

  • fascistisch

Related terms

  • fascisme

Descendants

  • Indonesian: fasis

Swedish

Alternative forms

  • faskist (rare)

Noun

fascist c

  1. fascist

Declension

Related terms

  • fascism
  • fascistisk

References

  • fascist in Svensk ordbok (SO)


English

Etymology

fascist +‎ -ic

Adjective

fascistic (comparative more fascistic, superlative most fascistic)

  1. Rare form of fascist.

Translations

Further reading

  • fascistic at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • fascist, fascistic at Google Ngram Viewer
  • fascist regime, fascistic regime at Google Ngram Viewer

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