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ˈsɛn trɪstcen·trist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. centrist, middle of the roader, moderate, moderationistadjective

    a person who takes a position in the political center

  2. centrist, middle-of-the-roadadjective

    supporting or pursuing a course of action that is neither liberal nor conservative


  1. centristnoun

    A person who advocates centrism.

  2. centristadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or advocating centrism.


  1. centrist

    Centrism is a political outlook or position involving acceptance or support of a balance of social equality and a degree of social hierarchy while opposing political changes that would result in a significant shift of society strongly to the left or the right.Both centre-left and centre-right politics involve a general association with centrism that is combined with leaning somewhat to their respective sides of the left–right political spectrum. Various political ideologies, such as Christian democracy, Pancasila, and certain forms of liberalism like social liberalism, can be classified as centrist, as can the Third Way, a modern political movement that attempts to reconcile right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating for a synthesis of centre-right economic platforms with centre-left social policies.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Centrist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Centrist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Centrist in a Sentence

  1. Brian Gardner:

    It is notable that a candidate who bills himself as a centrist businessman has moved so far left.

  2. Tom Niermann:

    They're pretty centrist in their positions, they have a great value that they place on good government that is responsive to the needs of people in the community.

  3. Dan Sekera:

    We just had a dinner with my grandparents today, and they were talking how they would really like Biden to run, but I think there will be a big disconnect between the millennials and generations you need, all my friends say,' If you're a centrist, you're basically as bad as the Republicans.' And Biden kind of floats in that area.

  4. Brad Todd:

    I don't see that happening with Democrats as much as it does with Republicans since all of their candidates are pretty much orthodox liberals, there's no such thing as a centrist Democrat anymore, so there won't be nearly as many sabers to rattle against them in primaries.

  5. Bradley Tusk:

    While Mike Bloomberg isn't a likely candidate, a weak incumbent and a highly politicized, polarized opposition certainly opens the path for an independent centrist to actually reflect the views of most voters and win their support, that could be a combination of current moderate Republicans and Democrats, maybe even as a fusion ticket.

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