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Extremism, especially in politics or government; radicalism.

ul′tra·ist n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) extreme philosophy, belief, or action
ˈultraist n, adj
ˌultraˈistic adj
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(ˈʌl trəˌɪz əm)

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