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extremist

[ ik-stree-mist ]
/ ɪkˈstri mɪst /
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noun
a person who goes to extremes, especially in political matters.
a supporter or advocate of extreme doctrines or practices.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to extremists.
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Origin of extremist

First recorded in 1840–50; extreme + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for extremist

extremist
/ (ɪkˈstriːmɪst) /

noun
a person who favours or resorts to immoderate, uncompromising, or fanatical methods or behaviour, esp in being politically radical
adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by immoderate or excessive actions, opinions, etc

Derived forms of extremist

extremism, noun
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