Definition of extremism in English:

extremism

noun

  • [mass noun] The holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism:

    ‘the dangers of religious extremism’
    • ‘That is why we need less extremism and pulling other people down for political gain in Government.’
    • ‘No other country possesses so many laws against right-wing extremism as Germany.’
    • ‘To deny certain levels of anti-social behaviour invites absolute extremism.’
    • ‘The fanatics turn to extremism, which has really no basis in the true religion at all.’
    • ‘Otherwise their anger and frustration can lead to religious extremism.’
    fanaticism, radicalism, zealotry, zeal, fundamentalism, dogmatism, bigotry, militancy, activism
    sectarianism, chauvinism, partisanship
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Pronunciation:

extremism

/ɪkˈstriːmɪz(ə)m/