centrist

[sen-trist]
noun
1.
(especially in continental Europe) a member of a political party of the Center; moderate.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to centrists or to their political views; middle-of-the-road.
Also, Centrist.


Origin:
1870–75; < French centriste. See center, -ist

centrism, noun
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centrist (ˈsɛntrɪst)
 
n
a person holding moderate political views
 
'centrism
 
n

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centrist
1872, from Fr. centriste, from centre (see center). Originally in Eng. with ref. to Fr. politics; general application to other political situations is from 1923.
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Example sentences
Too bad he's not really a centrist, not really against war, not really against
  big government.
Despite attempts by centrist politicians to ignore this touchy topic, it
  refuses to go away.
What is more, some say their centrist role is overstated.
And it encourages voters to flirt with extremists, knowing they can make
  centrist parties their second preference.
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