extremism

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noun ex·trem·ism \ik-ˈstrē-ˌmi-zəm\

Definition of extremism

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being extreme

  2. 2 :  advocacy of extreme measures or views :  radicalism

extremist

play \ik-ˈstrē-mist\ noun or adjective

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1865

First Known Use of extremism

1865


EXTREMISM Defined for English Language Learners

extremism

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Definition of extremism for English Language Learners

  • : belief in and support for ideas that are very far from what most people consider correct or reasonable


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