extremist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj extremist (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm "extremist political views","radical opinions on education","an ultra conservative"
    • n extremist a person who holds extreme views
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Extremist A supporter of extreme doctrines or practice; one who holds extreme opinions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n extremist One who goes to extremes; a supporter of extreme doctrines or practice.
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Quotations

  • Leo Rosten
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    “Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.”

Usage

In literature:

But opposed to him were the extremists who controlled the convention.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Democratic extremists proclaimed that Republicans slavishly served the rich and fiendishly ground the faces of the poor.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
You and Garrison are of the same stripe, both extremists.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Thus the extremists on both sides lashed each other to hotter fury and worsened the situation.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Tertullian was a rigorist and extremist, whose utterances do not represent fact.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He sat in the Long Parliament, and while an advocate of reform he was not an extremist.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
The extremists on this side are indeed extreme in their fanaticism.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
They were as extremist in their views as the Spanish inquisitors.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
True literature gained little from such extremists.
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
But it is this very paramountcy which the extremists deny to Great Britain.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
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In news:

Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks.
Hindu extremist leader Bal Thackeray dies in India, says doctor.
MUMBAI, India – Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India, died Saturday after an illness of several weeks.
MUMBAI, India—Hundreds of thousands of supporters have filled the streets of Mumbai for the funeral of Bal Thackeray, a Hindu extremist leader linked to waves of mob violence against Muslims and migrant workers in India.
Houston NAACP says it's not afraid of ' extremist ' Tea Party.
Extremist party making gains in Ukraine.
Voting Green in 24th could lead to re-election of extremist incumbent.
Romney's Extremist Energy Plan The Nation.
Extremist Islamist group in Syria rejects truce.
Mitt Romney's Extremist Energy Plan The Nation.
Bill Clinton speaks to the faithful at Dan Maffei rally, calls Ann Marie Buerkle a 'tea party extremist '.
Nevertheless, the assault underscored fears of advanced weaponry falling into the hands of extremists playing an increasingly large role in Syria's civil war.
The extremists are killing, destructive, murderous bunch of pyschopaths.
Pols rally against extremist Greek group, Golden Dawn.
Extremist Egyptian preacher faces terrorism charges in Manhattan today.
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In science:

Extremist Muslim militants were responsible for the slaughter of the seven people in the province of Medea, 120 kilometers (74 miles) south of Algiers.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Moreover the polarized status remains until ε = 0.18 where three macroscopic clusters (a central one plus two extremist clusters) appear.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
These ”forgotten” extremists are called ”minor clusters”.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
Then, there is always a group whose the average opinion is close enough to allow extremists to join the other people in their convergence to the centre.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
Such effect is present in the most of papers. 6 The most extremistic values of ν [18, 21] are obtained in the case of small L and high accuracy.
Critical indices of Anderson transition: something is wrong with numerical results
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