ultraism

noun
ul·​tra·​ism | \ ˈəl-trə-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce ultraism (audio) \

Definition of ultraism

1 : the principles of those who advocate extreme measures (such as radicalism)
2 : an instance or example of radicalism

Other Words from ultraism

ultraist \ ˈəl-​trə-​ist How to pronounce ultraist (audio) \ adjective or noun
ultraistic \ ˌəl-​trə-​ˈi-​stik How to pronounce ultraistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ultraism

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ultraism

Statistics for ultraism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ultraism

The first known use of ultraism was in 1821

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on ultraism

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ultraism

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ultraism

Comments on ultraism

What made you want to look up ultraism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a tendency to relapse

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!