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extremist

  
  ( extremists    plural  )
1       n-count   If you describe someone as an extremist, you disapprove of them because they try to bring about political change by using violent or extreme methods.,   (disapproval)    The country needs a strong intelligence service to counter espionage and foreign extremists..., A previously unknown extremist group has said it carried out Friday's bomb attack., ...a marked rise in extremist violence.     
2       adj   If you say that someone has extremist views, you disapprove of them because they believe in bringing about change by using violent or extreme methods.  
usu ADJ n     (disapproval)   
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extremist

  
  
die-hard, fanatic, radical, ultra, zealot  

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