radicalism


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rad·i·cal·ism

 (răd′ĭ-kə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The doctrines or practices of radicals.
2. The quality of being radical.

radicalism

(ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principles, desires, or practices of political radicals
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a radical movement, esp in politics
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state or nature of being radical, esp in politics
ˌradicalˈistic adj
ˌradicalˈistically adv

rad•i•cal•ism

(ˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the holding or following of radical views or principles.
2. the principles or practices of radicals.
[1810–20]

radicalism

1. the holding or following of principles advocating drastic political, economie, or social reforms. Cf. conservatism, gradualism.
2. the principles or practices of radicals. — radical, n., adj.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radicalism - the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Jacobinism - the ideology of the most radical element of the French Revolution that instituted the Reign of Terror

radicalism

noun reformism, extremism, fanaticism, revisionism, progressivism, socialism, leftism a curious mixture of radicalism and conservatism
Translations
radikalizam

radicalism

[ˈrædɪkəlɪzəm] N (Pol) → radicalismo m

radicalism

[ˈrædɪkəɪzəm] nradicalisme m

radicalism

n (Pol) → Radikalismus m

radicalism

[ˈrædɪkəˌlɪzm] nradicalismo
References in classic literature ?
He chaffs her tremendously about her radicalism, and he is so immensely clever that she can't answer him, though she is rather clever too.
He read the leading article, in which it was maintained that it was quite senseless in our day to raise an outcry that radicalism was threatening to swallow up all conservative elements, and that the government ought to take measures to crush the revolutionary hydra; that, on the contrary, "in our opinion the danger lies not in that fantastic revolutionary hydra, but in the obstinacy of traditionalism clogging progress," etc., etc.
The principles of Radicalism and aristocracy seem so divergent."
Contrary to what one would have expected, all this radicalism did not hurt the hotel business; the radicals flocked to it, and the commercial travelers all found it diverting.
The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends, but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.
Among the twenty-seven to his credit occurred titles such as, "If Christ Came to New Orleans," " The Worked-out Worker," "Tenement Reform in Berlin," "The Rural Slums of England," "The people of the East Side," "Reform Versus Revolution," "The University Settlement as a Hot Bed of Radicalism' and "The Cave Man of Civilization."
focused on ways of combating radicalism and terrorism in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as well as on ways of peaceful settlement of Conflicts on the basis of international legality.
They all vehemently worked against radicalism because they felt that it was a threat to their future, their newly founded freedom, and self-rule that they all support.
The ministry has now blocked more than 780,000 websites in its efforts to curtail the spread of radicalism, the(http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1905271/indonesia-blocks-over-780000-websites-militancy-missions) South China Morning Post  reported.  
Also in January 2014, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced Tehran's concerns about the spread of radicalism in the region, and stressed that the phenomenon would bring about unpredictable threats for other parts of world too.
Gendering Radicalism: Women and Communism in Twentieth-Century California
Perspectives on English Revolutionary Radicalism. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014.