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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.


  1. centrist

    A centrist is a person or political position that generally holds moderate views and avoids extreme positions or actions, advocating for a balance between progressive and conservative viewpoints. Centrists often seek compromise and bipartisan solutions, favoring a mix of policies and ideologies from both the left and the right sides of the political spectrum.

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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. Larry Wilmore:

    I don't always feel like I have to have a strong opinion about something, sometimes I'm agnostic about an issue and my whole thing is to try and get more information. That's part of my comic persona, too. I call myself a passionate centrist, which means half the time I disagree with myself.

  2. James Bretzke:

    What Pope Francis can do is solidify his base among the more centrist and center-left (bishops) and make it clear that he doesn't want to punish or exclude anyone, but also make it clear that he is going to continue with this basic approach, which is pastoral outreach.

  3. 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.

  4. Wolfgango Piccoli:

    While an early election could be helpful in terms of removing hardliners from a Tsipras-led Syriza and, possibly, forcing the party to adopt a more centrist stance, the most likely outcome will be another fragmented parliament in which no party controls an absolute majority, this means that the 'new' Syriza – the party likely to win the largest amount of votes and seats – will have to strike another coalition deal to govern.

  5. Moshe Kahlon:

    We are the centrist party and I think the days of this split between right and left in Israel ... are long gone.

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