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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fash-iz-uh m]
    • /ˈfæʃ ɪz əm/
    • /ˈfæʃ.ɪ.zəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fash-iz-uh m]
    • /ˈfæʃ ɪz əm/

Definitions of fascism word

  • noun fascism (sometimes initial capital letter) a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism. 1
  • noun fascism (sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism. 1
  • noun fascism (initial capital letter) a political movement that employs the principles and methods of fascism, especially the one established by Mussolini in Italy 1922–43. 1
  • noun fascism An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization. 1
  • noun fascism right-wing extremism 1
  • uncountable noun fascism Fascism is a set of right-wing political beliefs that includes strong control of society and the economy by the state, a powerful role for the armed forces, and the stopping of political opposition. 0

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Origin of fascism

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
1915-20; < Italian fascismo, equivalent to fasc(io) bundle, political group (see fasces) + -ismo -ism

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Parts of speech for Fascism


fascism popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fascism

noun fascism

  • absolutism — Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country.
  • regimentation — the act of regimenting or the state of being regimented.
  • autocracy — Autocracy is government or control by one person who has complete power.
  • bureaucracy — A bureaucracy is an administrative system operated by a large number of officials.
  • racism — a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.

Antonyms for fascism

noun fascism

  • democracy — A democracy is a country in which the people choose their government by voting for it.

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