extremist

[ ik-stree-mist ]
/ ɪkˈstri mɪst /

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.

Nearby words

  1. extremely,
  2. extremely high frequency,
  3. extremely low frequency,
  4. extremis,
  5. extremism,
  6. extremitas,
  7. extremities,
  8. extremity,
  9. extremophile,
  10. extremum

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 Formsextremism, noun

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Word Origin and History for extremist

extremist

n.

1840, from extreme + -ist.

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