noun, often capitalized
right·​ism | \ ˈrīt-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce rightism (audio) \

Definition of rightism

1 : the principles and views of the Right
2 : advocacy of or adherence to the doctrines of the Right

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rightist \ ˈrī-​tist How to pronounce rightist (audio) \ noun or adjective, often capitalized

Examples of rightism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And more and more, nationalists and populists are succeeding in equating American conservatism with European rightism. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Sweet freedom of conscience, &c.," 27 Jan. 2020 But Isaac’s deeper point is that tribal leftism has not affected Democratic politics the way tribal rightism has infected the Republicans. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "It’s Win-Win When Trump and the Democrats Work Together," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rightism

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rightism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rightism. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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