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radicalism

[rad-i-kuh-liz-uh m] /ˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
the holding or following of radical or extreme views or principles.
2.
the principles or practices of radicals.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; radical + -ism
Related forms
antiradicalism, noun
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  • Social movements and political power emerging forms of radicalism in the west.
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radicalism

/ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principles, desires, or practices of political radicals
2.
a radical movement, esp in politics
3.
the state or nature of being radical, esp in politics
Derived Forms
radicalistic, adjective
radicalistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for radicalism
n.

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

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