ex|trem|ism [ ık`stri,mızəm ] noun uncount
a tendency to have political or religious ideas that are considered extremely unreasonable by most people

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • extremism — EXTREMÍSM s.n. Atitudine, doctrină a unor curente politice care, pe baza unor opinii, idei, păreri exagerate, unilaterale, extreme, urmăresc prin măsuri violente sau radicale să impună programul lor. – Din fr. extrémisme. Trimis de ana zecheru,… …   Dicționar Român

  • extremism — 1848, from EXTREME (Cf. extreme) + ISM (Cf. ism). I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. [Barry Goldwater (1909 1998), acceptance… …   Etymology dictionary

  • extremism — [ek strēm′iz΄əm, ikstrēm′iz΄əm] n. the quality or state of going to extremes, esp. the extreme right or extreme left in politics extremist adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Extremism — Extremists redirects here. For the DC Comics supervillain team, see Extremists (comics). Extremist redirects here. For the 1992 instrumental rock album, see The Extremist. For the comic book series, see The Extremist (comic). Extremism is any… …   Wikipedia

  • extremism — /ik stree miz euhm/, n. a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, esp. in political matters: leftist extremism; the extremism of the Nazis. [1860 65; EXTREME + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • extremism — [[t]ɪkstri͟ːmɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Extremism is the behaviour or beliefs of extremists. Greater demands were being placed on the police by growing violence and left and right wing extremism …   English dictionary

  • extremism — Synonyms and related words: Fabianism, Jacobinism, New Left, Old Left, abandon, anarchism, anarcho syndicalism, bigotry, boundlessness, conversion, criminal syndicalism, egregiousness, enormousness, exaggeration, excess, excessiveness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • extremism — extremist ► NOUN ▪ a person who holds extreme political or religious views. DERIVATIVES extremism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Extremism in America — Extremism in America: A Reader is a book edited by Lyman Tower Sargent (a professor of political science). It is a reader presenting the ideas, platforms and creeds of both left wing and right wing American extremists in their own words; it… …   Wikipedia

  • extremism — noun Date: 1865 1. the quality or state of being extreme 2. advocacy of extreme measures or views ; radicalism • extremist noun or adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extremism — noun extreme ideas or actions See Also: extremist, extreme …   Wiktionary

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