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radical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of radical

  1. 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 Synonyms of radical extremist, fanatic (or fanatical), rabid, extreme, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultraWords Related to radical subversive, violent, wild; reactionaryNear Antonyms of radical conservative, moderate, temperate; conventional, orthodox, traditional; liberal, progressiveAntonyms of radical middle-of-the-road, nonrevolutionary, unrevolutionary

  2. 2 not bound by traditional ways or beliefs radical proponents of spelling reform would have every word spelled “just the way it sounds” Synonyms of radical broad-minded, nonconventional, nonorthodox, nontraditional, open-minded, progressive, liberal, unconventional, unorthodoxWords Related to radical advanced, contemporary, modern; forbearing, indulgent, large-minded, lenient, permissive, tolerant; extreme; impartial, objective, unbiasedNear Antonyms of radical hard, rigid, strict; doctrinal, dogmatic (also dogmatical); bigoted, blinkered, intolerant, narrow-minded; reactionary, unreconstructedAntonyms of radical conservative, conventional, hidebound, nonprogressive, old-fashioned, orthodox, stodgy, traditional

  3. 3 slang  of the very best kind surfing conditions at virtually all of the beaches along the coast were truly radical Synonyms of radical A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, excellent [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to radical acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of radical bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of radical atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


radical

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of radical

  1. 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 Synonyms of radical crazy, extremist, revolutionary, revolutionist Words Related to radical young Turk; leftist, lefty, red; progressive, reformer, reformist; anarch, anarchist, subversive; agitator, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel; secessionist, separationist, separatist Near Antonyms of radical conservative, fuddy-duddy, reactionary, rightist, standpatter, Tory, traditionalist Antonyms of radical middle-of-the-roader, moderate


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