verkrampte

verkrampte

(fəˈkrɑmtə)
(in South Africa) n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. (during apartheid) an Afrikaner Nationalist who opposed any changes toward liberal trends in government policy, esp relating to racial questions
b. (as modifier): verkrampte politics.
Compare verligte
[C20: from Afrikaans (adj), literally: restricted]
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Peisithetairos word Pistorius, 'n verligte, en Euelpides word Van der Merwe, 'n verkrampte.
Believe it or not, but vervloekte (accursed) Andr4 thought that theatre could liberate our people--break the shackles that the verkrampte (ultra-conservative) dominees (ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church) and politicians were forging around our minds and souls.
The poor', my somewhat verkrampte mother responded, are generally rather squalid and dirty themselves--the implication being that they really can expect no better when they go to a public hospital.
If I had won [leadership of the National Party], I would have had to drag him [de Klerk] and his whole verkrampte [reactionary] outfit screaming and clawing to the other side, and that would have taken years .
In daardie troebel tye waarin verkrampte denke toegeneem het, was Pienaar dalk 'n stem roepende in die woestyn.
These events transpired in the course of my exploratory fieldwork on the political transition in Franschhoek, the verkrampte (right-wing, conservative) farm community known to some as "Wyndahl," the site of Vincent Crapanzano's (1985) study of the "whites of South Africa" in his controversial book, Waiting.
Klankmatig roep "gonse" die woord "ganse" op, met die suggestie dat elemente van die Christelike geloof of religie in 'n breer sin aan die heel (ganse) samelewing behoort en nie deur verkrampte gelowiges toegeeien kan word nie.
During the 1970s, twin ideologies evolved within the National Party that were concerned with race relations between the white majority and the overwhelming black majority; the conservative verkrampte (narrow-minded) thinkers and the more liberal-leaning verligte (enlightened) faction.
That lies to the north, among the verkrampte farmers of the Transvaal and the black-hating mine workers of the Rand.
Op 'n totaal ander wyse (en gemik op die verkrampte Suid-Afrikaanse apartheidsamelewing) benut Vladislavic die krag van die verbeelding self om mense skerp, maar subtiel te kritiseer wat nie hulle verbeelding konstruktief kan gebruik om huUe eie eng wereldjies te transendeer nie.
This was the man who had caused more suffering among the South African people than almost any of the verkramptes (extremists, literally "narrow ones").