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extremist

[ik-stree-mist] /ɪkˈstri mɪst/
noun
1.
a person who goes to extremes, especially in political matters.
2.
a supporter or advocate of extreme doctrines or practices.
adjective
3.
belonging or pertaining to extremists.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; extreme + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for extremist

extremist

/ɪkˈstriːmɪst/
noun
1.
a person who favours or resorts to immoderate, uncompromising, or fanatical methods or behaviour, esp in being politically radical
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characterized by immoderate or excessive actions, opinions, etc
Derived Forms
extremism, noun
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Word Origin and History for extremist
n.

1840, from extreme + -ist.

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