Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moderatism - a political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of left and right by taking a moderate position or course of action
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
References in periodicals archive ?
Though orthodox, Vernet assimilated aspects of Arminianism, Cartesian philosophy, and Anglican moderatism, and arrived at a middle way similar to that of Warburton, with an accent on Christian ethics and practice rather than doctrine.
It is unlikely that he would have empathized with its author's commercially-minded moderatism.
But while its moderatism makes the party a potential ally, the party's tentative commitments hinder it from sustaining a long-term alliance with either.