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Meaning of extremism

ex•trem•ism

Pronunciation: (ik-strē'miz-um), [key]
— n.
  1. a tendency or disposition to go to extremes or an instance of going to extremes, esp. in political matters: leftist extremism; the extremism of the Nazis.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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