radicalism

[ rad-i-kuh-liz-uh m ]
/ ˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm /
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noun

the holding or following of radical or extreme views or principles.
the principles or practices of radicals.

Nearby words

  1. radical hysterectomy,
  2. radical left,
  3. radical mastectomy,
  4. radical right,
  5. radical sign,
  6. radicality,
  7. radicalize,
  8. radically,
  9. radicand,
  10. radicant

Origin of radicalism

First recorded in 1810–20; radical + -ism

Related formsan·ti·rad·i·cal·ism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for radicalism

radicalism

/ (ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

the principles, desires, or practices of political radicals
a radical movement, esp in politics
the state or nature of being radical, esp in politics
Derived Formsradicalistic, adjectiveradicalistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for radicalism

radicalism

n.

1819 in the political sense, from radical (adj.) + -ism.

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