centrist

or Cen·trist

[ sen-trist ]
/ ˈsɛn trɪst /

noun

(especially in continental Europe) a member of a political party of the Center; moderate.

adjective

of or relating to centrists or to their political views; middle-of-the-road.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. centriole,
  2. centripetal,
  3. centripetal force,
  4. centripetal nerve,
  5. centrism,
  6. centro-,
  7. centroacinar cell,
  8. centrobaric,
  9. centroclinal,
  10. centroid

Origin of centrist

From the French word centriste, dating back to 1870–75. See center, -ist

Related formscen·trism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for centrism

centrist

/ (ˈsɛntrɪst) /

noun

a person holding moderate political views
Derived Formscentrism, noun

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Word Origin and History for centrism
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