[ rad-i-kuh-liz-uhm ]

  1. extreme views or practices, or the tendency to favor them, as in politics or religion; extremism: In the long term, the peace we seek will only be achieved by eliminating the conditions that feed radicalism and ideologies of violence.

Origin of radicalism

First recorded in 1810–20; radical + -ism

Other words from radicalism

  • an·ti·rad·i·cal·ism, noun

Words Nearby radicalism

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How to use radicalism in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for radicalism


/ (ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm) /

  1. the principles, desires, or practices of political radicals

  2. a radical movement, esp in politics

  1. the state or nature of being radical, esp in politics

Derived forms of radicalism

  • radicalistic, adjective
  • radicalistically, adverb

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