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A person who holds extreme political or religious views, especially one who advocates illegal, violent, or other extreme action:‘right-wing extremists’[as modifier] ‘extremist groups’
fanatic, radical, zealot, fundamentalist, hardliner, dogmatist, bigot, diehard, militant, activistsectarian, chauvinist, partisanultra, maniac, crankView synonyms
- ‘That goes for right-wing extremists as much as for the left-wing ones who coined the phrase.’
- ‘He and his family have been the target of repeated violent attacks by animal rights extremists.’
- ‘To refrain from acting in any of these cases would have been to hand a veto to violent extremists.’
- ‘Which extremist broadcaster aired these messages of death to the nation?’
- ‘The hard thing to do on this side is not to be an extremist, and we will manage our extremism.’
- ‘Unlike previous wars, our enemy now is a stateless network of religious extremists.’
- ‘They blamed extremists bent on damaging democracy and western civilisation.’
- ‘He was hunted down by right-wing extremists and assassinated two years later.’
- ‘What has driven the people of Europe's most stable country into the hands of political extremists?’
- ‘Opinion polls give Conservative and rightwing extremist parties a clear lead.’
- ‘We pay a price when we silence our extremists; we also pay a price when we give them voice.’
- ‘Are violent extremist groups and supra-national security networks the new big men on campus?’
- ‘Of course animal rights and environmental extremists see Luers as a victim due to his long sentence.’
- ‘You can vote for moderation or you can let the extremists win wherever they are.’
- ‘Since the government only encourages this view, the extremist parties gain more votes.’
- ‘That's not to say that all, or even most, of their adherents are violent extremists.’
- ‘The sooner we send extremists of all political parties packing, the better!’
- ‘I've been amusing myself with the idea of militant liberalism or liberal extremists.’
- ‘The men were said to be viewed by extremists as having sold out their people.’
- ‘Just look at France for what happens when everyone but the extremists gives up and stays at home.’
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