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cen·trist

 (sĕn′trĭst)
n.
One who has moderate political views.
adj.
Marked by or having moderate political views.

centrist

(ˈsɛntrɪst)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person holding moderate political views
ˈcentrism n

cen•trist

(ˈsɛn trɪst)

n.
(sometimes cap.) a person with moderate political views.
[1870–75; < French centriste]
cen′trism, n.

centrist

A person who holds moderate rather than left- or rightwing political views.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centrist - a person who takes a position in the political centercentrist - a person who takes a position in the political center
center - politically moderate persons; centrists
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Adj.1.centrist - supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservativecentrist - supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative
center - of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
Translations

centrist

[ˈsentrɪst]
A. ADJcentrista
B. Ncentrista mf

centrist

[ˈsɛntrɪst]
adj [party, policy] → centriste
ncentriste mf

centrist

nAnhänger(in) m(f)der politischen Mitte; (= politician)Politiker(in) m(f)der Mitte

centrist

[ˈsɛntrɪst] adj & n (Pol) → centrista (m/f)
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