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extremism

[ ik-stree-miz-uhm ]
/ ɪkˈstri mɪz əm /
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noun
a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, especially in political matters: leftist extremism; the extremism of the Nazis.
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Origin of extremism

First recorded in 1860–65; extreme + -ism
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