ul·​tra·​right ˌəl-trə-ˈrīt How to pronounce ultraright (audio)
: having or supporting extreme right-wing political policies and positions : of, relating to, or characterized by ultrarightism
ultraright voters/views
an ultraright group
ultraright noun
members of the ultraright

Examples of ultraright in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, McCarthy has had to tread somewhat lightly between the ultraright caucus and the rest of his party. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2023 Because Jesuits often sided with El Salvador’s poor and some kept records of human rights violations, they were hated by the country’s ultraright. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ultraright was in 1918

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“Ultraright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraright. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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