verkrampte

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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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This was the man who had caused more suffering among the South African people than almost any of the verkramptes (extremists, literally "narrow ones").
Nzo expected that the crackdown would divide the white population by driving the moderates and English-speaking capitalists away from the verkramptes, the reactionaries.