1. extremism

noun. ['ˌɪkˈstrɛmɪzəm, ˌɪkˈstriːˌmɪzəm'] any political theory favoring immoderate uncompromising policies.


  • political theory
  • political orientation


  • conservative
  • dovishness
  • liberal

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Words that Rhyme with Extremism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Example sentences of the word extremism

1. Noun, singular or mass
Akhenaten's odd practices and extremism made him unpopular and difficult to understand, let alone follow.

Quotes containing the word extremism

1. The take-home message is that we should blame religion itself, not religious extremism - as though that were some kind of terrible perversion of real, decent religion. Voltaire got it right long ago: 'Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.' So did Bertrand Russell: 'Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion