American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.
- n. The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.
- n. a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
- active + -ism (Wiktionary)
“Updated 11: 06: Sen. Feingold is now attacking the activism of the Roberts Court, while noting that there appears to be no fixed definition of the term \ "judicial activism\" other than \ "having opinions one does not like.”
“The term activism by Mark Sashine on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 9: 14: 05 AM”
“Their policy is playing to the [Kenyan public] gallery, which we call activism diplomacy," he said, calling the warnings on travel bans part of "a big bully blackmail system.”
“And, unfortunately, that's what you call activism, judicial activism.”
“Their 'activism' is far more detrimental to America than Acorn ever was. russell”
“But since he's a conservative, that kind of activism is okay with the right because it's their kind of activism, proving again the axiom, IOKIYAR (It's Okay If You're A Republican).”
“Oh, to be a young believer in Philadelphia right now, where the spirit of Christian activism is mingling vigorously with an apparently unkillable strain of old-school countercultural Jesus-freakery.”
“This requires a radical reduction in activism-related flying.”
“Baroque: Though, I am not ready to give away the answer, But do not forget that my activism is based on telling the truth and sharing how we can all leave past mistakes behind and make a big impact in the world.”
“Good progressive political activism is that which engages in the fights that are before us, while also making long-term plans to improve the battlefield itself.”
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