an·​ti-fas·​cist ˌan-tē-ˈfa-shist How to pronounce anti-fascist (audio)
 also  -sist
variants or less commonly anti-Fascist or antifascist
: opposed to fascism
anti-fascist protesters
… the film suggests a counterculture version of the anti-fascist thrillers of the forties.The New Yorker
anti-fascist noun
or less commonly anti-Fascist or antifascist
Those few weeks turned me into a devout anti-fascist. Martha Gellhorn
ˌan-tē-ˈfa-ˌshi-zəm How to pronounce anti-fascist (audio)
 also  -ˈfa-ˌsi-
or less commonly anti-Fascism or antifascism
They were united only by their anti-Fascism and their contempt for Badoglio and the King. Robert Katz

Examples of anti-fascist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The story of Civil War’s America is being told in images that begs these questions, but what isn’t left up to question is that the film is inherently anti-fascist. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2024 His father, an anti-fascist who is thought to have been a mine surveyor, was shot by the Nazi forces when Cavalli was just three years old. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 12 Apr. 2024 Certainly, there are multiple members of these groups and people who are certainly on the other side of the political equation to these anti-fascists who are very clearly caught on camera committing crimes who have never been charged. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 Leading up to, and during, the social justice uprisings following the murder of George Floyd, Lightfoot became fascinated by the anti-fascist movement, Hamasaki said. Will Carless, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 Briggs previously sought to have San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan’s office disqualified from prosecuting the case, arguing the office showed political bias by prosecuting only anti-fascists and not those who attended the event in support of Trump. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Apr. 2024 In 2019, he’d been outed by anti-fascist researchers and the progressive media outlet Right Wing Watch. Brandy Zadrozny, NBC News, 3 Apr. 2024 On March 6, an anti-fascist group forced a shutdown at Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg by setting a nearby electricity transmission tower on fire, cutting off power at the facility and nearby settlements. William Gavin, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2024 The center was started by Italy’s Union of Women, which is a left-leaning anti-fascist feminist group that opened the center to give women a lifeline. Antonia Mortensen, CNN, 9 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-fascist was in 1921

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“Anti-fascist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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