Fascism is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand fascism (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use fascism in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of fascism, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of fascism, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)
EXAMPLES - Fascism in a Sentence
- Ben says: the fascism is always the other Mister Inhofe. (source)
- How can you call fascism "capitalism" and keep a straight face? (source)
- Herbert Hoover used the term fascism in that manner at that time. (source)
- The first stage of fascism is always to blame the victim. truthsayer (source)
- SCHNEIDER: Well the word fascism I 'not sure is entirely descriptive. (source)
- Think you should look up the term fascism before you go throwing that out. (source)
- As I said yesterday, what kind of fucked-up forced-socialization fascism is that? (source)
- "Hertzberg's understanding of the term fascism shows little historical knowledge." (source)
- Refreshingly, Wolf is not shy about using the term fascism and lets the reader know why. (source)
- And while some might try to limit the term fascism to corporatism, they are not the same. (source)
- Ok, since the right wing tends to lean towards fascism, is it ok if we call you a fascist? (source)
- (I don't think "fascism" is the right word, strictly, but it's the closest to what I mean.) (source)
- Much of the points I would make about Bush misusing the term fascism are in the Wikipedia article. (source)
- That said, take out the word fascism and the economic concept in the last paragraph is not unreasonable. (source)
- Also, the term fascism is derived from the italian fascio, which means bundle - check out the Fascist flag. (source)
- And that is exactly why there is a rise in the use of the word fascism by the right when talking about liberals. (source)
- Republican Party is tossing around the word fascism of late when referring to the enemy in the global war on terror. (source)
- I think it is a travesty that people like Krashkopf throw around the word fascism so lightly when you don't realize how horrible it was. (source)
- What you call fascism is actually a check against the 'tyranny of the majority' mentioned in the Federalist Papers No. 10, by James Madison. (source)
- There's no getting around it, the USA will fall and fall into the pit called fascism until we deliver our criminals to today's Nuremburg .... (source)
- As always, I use the term fascism in the proper historical context, rather than the militaristic slur of nazism that it tends to get confused with. (source)
- BECK: Everybody has -- everybody has defined -- and it ` s actually a redefinition of the word fascism -- everyone has defined fascism as Adolf Hitler. (source)
- A little history: Benito Mussolini invented the term fascism in the 1920s and the philosophy it was built on was based in controlling people with fear and repression. (source)
- Originally, the term fascism was used by an Italian political movement that ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini see Italian fascism. (source)
- It shows three adorable children wearing stickers with the word fascism below a supposed image of the President of the United States, fashioned as Batman's malevolent Joker: (source)
- "I don't remember one single speech, press conference or State of the Union Address that W gave where he didn't use the term fascism or fascists 3 or 4 times, at the very least." (source)
- When people hear the word fascism, they usually think of Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, where successful fascist movements seized state power and implemented totalitarian control of society. (source)
- Sterilizaion is an individual right of any woman who dont want to have a baby but if any states, governments wants to enforced this type of population control then its called fascism pure and simple. (source)
- P.S. The founding fathers want to know what communism is, what socialism is, what fascism is and where Chicago was considering none of these things existed at the time of the signing of the Constitution. (source)
- As for the term fascism, it usually means a totalitarian system with centralized control in either a single individual or elitist group, who exercise control by asserting either a rigorous nationalism or religious/racial scapegoating. (source)
- Look at the map of the old Confereracy, instead of fighting to contain Southern fascism within the confines of a growing "conservative movement", American democracy is now threatening the very existance of a visable slavocratic politics. (source)
- Like patriotism, the word fascism is overused and missused (like when the right wing calls someone a fascist), but it remains odd that the same wackos that say government is the problem want its military and paramilitary actions unquestioned. (source)
- Of course, fascismo changed markedly after Mussolini assumed control and turned it into a right-wing dictatorship, but what we're concerned with here is the evolution of the term fascism from its linguistic origins in pre-Roman Italy to the present. (source)
- The option for the reality-based community is to own up to the inevitable: some cracker jacks, with the help of a German research scientist (no doubt fresh from trying to explain German fascism), propose linking the new campaign to the consumer's death wish. (source)
- If the word fascism would have been used at the time of the American Revolution, it could very well have been used in reference to the actions of King George III as he was utilizing corporations such as the East India Company to literally fight his fights for him. (source)
- Look up the word fascism and cut and past it in here. .then remember how bush privitised the military, how bush let poluters form enviromental legislation and how bush let oil company executives write energy policy .. then ask yourself .. "do I realy know what I'm talking about"? (source)
- But Hitchens's opposition to what he called "fascism with an Islamic face" began long before 9/11, with the fatwa on his friend Salman Rushdie, imposed by the Ayatollah Khomeini, whom Hitchens accused of "using religion to mount a contract killing", after the publication of The Satanic Verses. (source)
- Being forced to buy private insurance is indeed fascistic - Mussolini defined the word fascism as equivalent to corporatism, go look up the quote - something us actual leftists have been saying for months and months, fearing that the abysmal failure that is the Mass. system would go national, and now it has. (source)
- After many of his comrades on the left blamed the United States instead of Islamist terrorists for the destruction wrought that day, Hitchens abandoned his column at the left-wing Nation magazine and ardently advocated for the West, led by the United States, to confront what he called "fascism with an Islamic face." (source)
- That's how it went during the previous Iraqi election -- an illustration of the Latin roots of the word fascism, which actually means a bunch of sticks all tied together in one big unhappy unified bunch, and not (despite what many assume) any variation from p.c. received-wisdom regarding gay rights, affirmative action, bilingual education, etc. (source)
- To sum up, the linguistic root of the term fascism and its visual representation clearly refer to identification with a particular group of people, originally based on family, clan and tribe, including place and language, evolving eventually into what we would nowadays call nationalism, or internationalism when it is based on a politico-economic ideology like capitalism or communism. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "fascism" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 11 synonyms for fascism.
Nazism, absolutism, authoritarianism, autocracy, bureaucracy, despotism, one-party system, party government, racism, regimentation, totalitarianism
We have 1 antonym for fascism.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of fascism from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.
- (noun) A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government.
- (noun) Oppressive, dictatorial control.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A political regime, having totalitarian aspirations, ideologically based on a relationship between business and the centralized government, business-and-government control of the market place, repression of criticism or opposition, a leader cult and exalting the state and/or religion above individual rights. Originally only applied (usually capitalized) to Benito Mussolini's Italy.
- (noun) By vague analogy, any system of strong autocracy or oligarchy usually to the extent of bending and breaking the law, race-baiting and violence against largely unarmed populations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government; -- opposed to
- (noun) an authoritarian system of government under absolute control of a single dictator, allowing no political opposition, forcibly suppressing dissent, and rigidly controlling most industrial and economic activities. Such regimes usually try to achieve popularity by a strongly nationalistic appeal, often mixed with racism.
- (noun) Specifically, the Fascist movement led by Benito Mussolini in Italy from 1922 to 1943.
- (noun) broadly, a tendency toward or support of a strongly authoritarian or dictatorial control of government or other organizations; -- often used pejoratively in this sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)