ultraism

[ uhl-truh-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈʌl trəˌɪz əm /

noun

an extremist point of view or act.

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Origin of ultraism

First recorded in 1815–25; ultra- + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM ultraism

ul·tra·ist, noun, adjectiveul·tra·is·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ultraism

ultraism
/ (ˈʌltrəˌɪzəm) /

noun

extreme philosophy, belief, or action

Derived forms of ultraism

ultraist, noun, adjectiveultraistic, adjective
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