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radical

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being very far from the center of public opinion
  • the baggy trousers that Amelia Bloomer introduced in the 1850s were considered a radical form of dress for women at the time

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2 not bound by traditional ways or beliefs
  • radical proponents of spelling reform would have every word spelled "just the way it sounds"

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3 slang of the very best kind
  • surfing conditions at virtually all of the beaches along the coast were truly radical

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radical

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of radical (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who favors rapid and sweeping changes especially in laws and methods of government
  • radicals staged large, violent protests in the hopes of toppling the government

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The first known use of radical was in the 14th century

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“Radical.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/radical. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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