what is difference between fascist and fascistic
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).
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈfæʃɪst/
fascist (comparative more fascist, superlative most fascist)
- Of or relating to fascism.
- Supporting the principles of fascism.
- (informal) Unfairly oppressive or needlessly strict.
- I have a fascist boss.
fascist (plural fascists)
- A member of a political party or other organization that advocates fascist principles.
- A proponent of fascism.
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.”
- Nazi, nazi
- Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “fascist”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
Early 1920s. Borrowed from Italian fascista.
- IPA(key): /fɑˈsɪst/, /fɑˈʃɪst/
- Hyphenation: fas‧cist
- Rhymes: -ɪst
fascist m (plural fascisten, diminutive fascistje n, feminine fasciste)
- fascist [from 1920s]
- → Indonesian: fasis
- faskist (rare)
- fascist in Svensk ordbok (SO)
fascist + -ic
fascistic (comparative more fascistic, superlative most fascistic)
- Rare form of fascist.
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