noun or adjective see rightism

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  • rightist — [rīt′ist] n. a person whose political position is conservative or reactionary; member of the right adj. conservative or reactionary rightism n …   English World dictionary

  • rightist — [[t]ra͟ɪtɪst[/t]] rightists 1) N COUNT If someone is described as a rightist, they are politically conservative and traditional. Rightists support the ideals of capitalism. Ant: leftist 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has rightist views or… …   English dictionary

  • rightist — UK [ˈraɪtɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms rightist : singular rightist plural rightists someone who has very conservative political views Derived word: rightist UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • rightist — right|ist [ˈraıtıst] adj supporting ↑right wing ideas or groups ≠ ↑leftist ▪ rightist demonstrators >rightist n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rightist — adjective supporting right­wing ideas or groups opposite leftist rightist noun (C) rightism noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rightist — /ˈraɪtəst/ (say ruytuhst) noun 1. a member of a conservative or reactionary party or a person sympathising with their views. –adjective 2. having or relating to conservative or reactionary political ideas: *the disavowal of extreme leftist and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rightist — /ruy tist/, adj. (sometimes cap.) 1. of or pertaining to conservative or reactionary political views; noting or characteristic of the political Right. n. 2. a member or supporter of the political Right; conservative or reactionary. [1935 40;… …   Universalium

  • rightist — noun One who believes in the politics or policies of the political right …   Wiktionary

  • rightist — Synonyms and related words: Bircher, Bourbon, Tory, bitter ender, conservationist, conservatist, conservative, diehard, extreme right winger, fogy, fundamentalist, hard hat, imperialist, laudator temporis acti, monarchist, mossback, old fogy, old …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rightist — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I noun One who strongly favors retention of the existing order: conservative, orthodox, right winger, Tory, traditionalist. See KEEP. II adjective Strongly favoring retention of the existing order: conservative, orthodox,… …   English dictionary for students

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