extremism

noun

ex·​trem·​ism ik-ˈstrē-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce extremism (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being extreme
2
: advocacy of extreme measures or views : radicalism
extremist noun or adjective

Examples of extremism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sara Ganim: Will is a national correspondent covering extremism and emerging issues for USA TODAY. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 4 July 2024 Tech industry groups, national security officials and researchers say limiting the ability of companies to remove content could allow election disinformation, extremism and other harmful activities to fester online. Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, 1 July 2024 Meanwhile, local officials argue the attackers intended to ignite violence in a majority-Muslim but ethnically and religiously diverse region that has struggled with extremism in its recent past. Charles Maynes, NPR, 25 June 2024 Their links back to Dagestan extremism proved slight. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for extremism 

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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of extremism was in 1865

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“Extremism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extremism. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

extremism

noun
ex·​trem·​ism ik-ˈstrē-ˌmiz-əm How to pronounce extremism (audio)
1
: the quality or state of being extreme
2
: belief in and support for extreme ideas especially in politics
extremist noun or adjective

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