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Extremism, especially in politics or government; radicalism.

ul′tra·ist n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) extreme philosophy, belief, or action
ˈultraist n, adj
ˌultraˈistic adj


(ˈʌl trəˌɪz əm)

2. an extremist point of view or act.
ul′tra•ist, n., adj.
ul`tra•is′tic, adj.


1. an extremist point of view or act.
2. extremism. — ultraist, n., adj.ultraistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
1. the principles of those who advocate extreme points of view or actions, as radicalism.
2. extremist activities. — ultraist, n., adj. — ultraistic, adj.
See also: Politics
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Lebanon was indeed part of the hazy regional order that emerged after 1967, the short war that put Israel in the driving seat to dictate the unfolding of events in the region and to pussyfoot on important issues, like the peace process, and to send Arabs, Palestinians and other countries across the world on a wild-goose chase about its ultraism for peace negotiations - something to which it finds the flimsiest of excuses to get out of.
(4) Even Torre, while making a space for her in his retrospective of Ultraism, reduces her contribution to "una poesia muy gratamente femenina [,] toda ternura y sutileza, agudamente sentimental, en el coro tal vez demasiado cerebralizado de los poetas ultraistas" (Literaturas europeas de vanguardia 103).
(10) Dapia points out that this position conflicts with Borges the avant-gardist, writing that "radical new metaphors stand in the center of interest of Ultraism" (152).
It means that by increasing the dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior (ultraism, magnanimity, chivalry, responsibility, politeness and civic virtue), the job satisfaction increases, too.
From there he jumps to 1918 and the local diffusion of cubism, ultraism and creationism (20).
No complicity, however, has ever bound me to Pasolini, whose ultraism I could never stand.
"'The Ultraism of the Day': Greene's Boston Post, Hawthorne, Fuller, Melville, Stowe, and Literary Journalism in Antebellum America." American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 18.2 (2008): 163-91.
During the years Borges lived in Geneva, Switzerland, and Spain, Seville or Madrid, his concerning on German poetical expressionism and Spanish ultraism prepare the lyrique esthetic for the first poetical book he wrote when he carne back to Buenos Aires.
At the same time, she and her brother fell beneath the sway of two Spanish poets, Rafael Cansinos-Assens and Ramon Gomez de la Serna, adherents to an anti-bourgeois philosophy related to Italian Futurism called Ultraism that espoused "discovering life" and "seeing with fresh eyes." In Sevilla, Georgie and Norah, respectively, contributed poetry and illustrative wood block prints to two local literary journals, Ultra and Grecia.
The Wattles families reflected a reformist bent that has been characterized as "ultraism," or the belief that the corruptions of society could only be corrected by radically reforming all social institutions.
The resulting reform impulse combined "ultraism," which used the power of publication and theatrical agitation; "sentimentalism," which conveyed radical liberal theology through temperance and fugitive slave narratives and thereby gave it a broad social influence; and a "revolutionary" component that was willing to work through existing political institutions to achieve radical liberal ends.
2936, Navacerrada, Spain) had already taken advantage of various paths offered by the avant-garde, including cubism, futurism, dadaism, creationism, ultraism, and surrealism, and also the legacy of Trilce and the indigenista poetry of his birthplace, Puno, in the Peruvian Altiplano.

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