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extremist

This page is about the dysphemism extremist

Meaning

having radical or "extreme" views, esp. about politics

For example

  • If you think foreigners are stealing our jobs, you're a right-wing extremist, mate!

  • Those environmental extremists will destroy our town's timber industry!

Note:
Often used to make someone appear more unreasonable or extreme in their views than they really are.

Quick Quiz

Politicians use the word "extremist" when describing people they

a. strongly disagree with

b. strongly agree with

c. partly agree with

Contributor: Matt Errey