moderatism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n moderatism a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Moderatism Moderation in doctrines or opinion, especially in politics or religion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moderatism The state or character of being moderate, in any sense.
    • n moderatism Specifically [capitalized] The attitude and practice of the Moderates in the Church of Scotland. See moderate, n. .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Moderatism moderate opinions in religion or politics
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. moderāri, -ātusmodus, a measure.

Usage

In literature:

He was, nevertheless, accused by Robespierre of moderatism.
"Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete" by Lewis Goldsmith
MODERAT: mod'erate (-ion, -or); immod'erate.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
His name is Danton; his violence is a poor cloak to his odious moderatism, and his base corruption is manifest at last.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
January 11, 1794, Fouquier-Tinville's prosecuting speech will punish you for your moderatism.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
From Swiss Moderatism Fletcher was to pass into the bosom of English Methodism.
"Fletcher of Madeley" by Frederic W. Macdonald
Opportunism is the base lagging behind with popular coldness, as moderatism in religion is.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
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In science:

Numerical results indicate that the influence due to the finite-size injection is moderat e, while the channel boundary reflection may bring unexpected changes.
Datta-Das transistor: Significance of channel direction, size-dependence of source contacts, and boundary effects
Rolfe, vol. 286 of ESA Special Publication, 431 — 1991, in Challenges to Theories of the Structure of Moderat e-Mass Stars, edited by D. O.
Heliophysics gleaned from seismology
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