What does radicalism mean?

Definitions for radicalismˈræd ɪ kəˌlɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radicalism(noun)

    the political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society


  1. radicalism(Noun)

    Any of various radical social or political movements that aim at fundamental change in the structure of society

Webster Dictionary

  1. Radicalism(noun)

    the quality or state of being radical; specifically, the doctrines or principles of radicals in politics or social reform

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. radicalisme.]


  1. Radicalism

    The term Radical was used during the late 18th century for proponents of the Radical Movement. Historically, it began in the United Kingdom with political support for a "radical reform" of the electoral system to widen the franchise. Some radicals sought republicanism, abolition of titles, redistribution of property and freedom of the press. Initially identifying itself as a far left party opposed to the right-wing parties; the Orléanists, the Legitimists and the Bonapartists in France in the nineteenth century, the Republican, Radical and Radical‐Socialist Party progressively became the most important party of the Third Republic. As historical Radicalism became absorbed in the development of political liberalism, in the later 19th century in both the United Kingdom and continental Europe the term Radical came to denote a progressive liberal ideology.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radicalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radicalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Florian Philippot:

    Anyone who says Islamist radicalism has nothing to do with immigration is living on another planet.

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The great virtue of my radicalism lies in the fact that I am perfectly ready, if necessary, to be radical on the conservative side.

  3. Islam Karimov:

    The creeping expansion of militant extremism and religious radicalism, not only on the territory of the governments of Central Asia but also abroad, is most seriously concerning.

  4. Jusuf Kalla:

    Any country, especially big countries, seen making policies about 'radicalism' or discrimination according to religion will be a bad issue, there will be 'vice-versa' policies from other countries.

  5. Richard T. Ely:

    We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism.

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