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  • n. extreme ideas or actions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Disposition to go to extremes in doctrine or practice; ultraism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies


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  • Observe, in politics, that the term extremism has become a synonym of -evil, " regardless of the content of the issue (the evil is not what you are -extreme" about, but that you are -extreme-i. e., consistent).

    The Virtue of Selfishness

  • The use of the word extremism really got rev'd up with the debate over the debt ceiling but I thought it would get put to rest after Senator Marco Rubio took to the Senate floor and mocked President Obama by quoting his words opposing the raising of the debt ceiling when he was a Senator.

  • The term extremism is currently in vogue to describe hate groups and other malcontents listed as such by knowledgeable monitors like SPLC and others in the T2A sidebar, but while we all know what ......

    Talk To Action

  • The irony is that the term extremism is meaningless.

    Capitalism Magazine (

  • Many appear to occupy a middle ground in the climate debate, seeing human activity as a serious threat but challenging what they call the extremism of both skeptics and zealots.

    From the WSJ Opinion Archives

  • These young people objected not that he is Euro-sceptical but to what they called his extremism:

    Keep Darwin's 'lies' out of schools: Polish official - The Panda's Thumb

  • Now, I don't subscribe to this term extremism, that the Protestant Unionist community is becoming more extreme.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2005

  • Is there a clue here as to why Islamic extremism is more than a “law enforcement” problem?

    Eastern Europe

  • Their extremism is a black mark on our country and us.

    Brennan: Failed Christmas bombing not like 9/11

  • In the past, there have been those in Pakistan who have argued that the struggle against extremism is not their fight, and that Pakistan is better off doing little or seeking accommodation with those who use violence.

    Obama on Afghanistan: 'None of this will be easy'


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