Definition of extremist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪkˈstriːmɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪkˈstriːmɪst//
(usually disapproving)
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a person whose opinions, especially about religion or politics, are extreme, and who may do things that are violent, illegal, etc. for what they believe left-wing/right-wing/political/religious extremists He was assassinated by extremists. Wordfinderalert, assassinate, attack, campaign, execute, extremist, hijack, hostage, kidnap, terrorism

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