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also Right·ism  (rī′tĭz′əm)
1. The ideology of the political right.
2. Belief in or support of the tenets of the political right.

right′ist n.
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Noun1.rightism - the ideology of the political right; belief in or support of the tenets of the political right
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation


[ˈraɪtɪzəm] N (Pol) → derechismo m
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The fundamental right of an Indian citizen to eat the food of his choice has been deliberately hijacked by political rightism and the result is a social environment fraught with fear, insecurity and mistrust between the various communities in India.
The Link Between Conservatism and Rightism in Japanese Politics.
Thus the purpose of the third and last part of the book ("The revolutionary kernel of reactionary music") is "to show how the dependence of reactionary, rightism or even plain xenophobic and racist, discourses on the emancipatory truth claims of communism is grounded precisely in 'conservative' modernism--and how seizing this discourse and turning it to the leftist ends is a pressing need today" (p.