centrist

noun cen·trist \ ˈsen-trist \

Definition of centrist

1 often capitalized :a member of a center party
2 :a person who holds moderate views

centrism

play \-ˌtri-zəm\ noun

centrist

adjective

Examples of centrist in a Sentence

  1. The candidate hopes to appeal to centrists nationwide.

  2. the centrists will most likely rally behind the candidate who favors reforming the government program—not abolishing it entirely

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First Known Use of centrist

1872


CENTRIST Defined for English Language Learners

centrist

noun

Definition of centrist for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose political opinions are not extreme : a person whose beliefs fall between those of liberals and conservatives



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