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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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  • Even off-the-grid extremists find technology irresistible.
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  • One can only wonder but there's no reason to doubt that extremists in any field can do a lot of damage.
  • But then the ultimate goal of these extremists is to take away our right to eat meat.
  • Scientists that do not believe dark matter exists are not considered extremists.
  • They are breeding grounds for extremists which spread instability to the surrounding regions.
  • extremists on both sides have lied constantly as far back as this debate goes.
  • Fossil fuels are running out anyway and are increasingly in the hands of tyrants and extremists.
  • That's why there's so many extremists out there that are against our medical system and healthcare system.
British Dictionary definitions for extremists

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 extremists

extremist

n.

1840, from extreme + -ist.

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