Etymology

1. activism

noun. ['ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm'] a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word activism


1. Noun, singular or mass
He was a prominent figure in political activism and well known for his blunt political statements.

Quotes containing the word activism


1. And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.
- Søren Kierkegaard

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