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radical

rad·i·cal

radical

 
 
pronunciation:
rae dih kl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to roots, origins, or fundamental characteristics; basic.
There are radical differences between these two systems of government.
synonyms:
basic, elemental, essential, foundational, fundamental, profound, revolutionary
similar words:
bottom, constitutional, deep, deep-seated, important, inherent, intrinsic, primal, ultimate, vital
definition 2: extreme or complete, as a particular action or behavior.
The parents' divorce brought about a radical change in the lives of the children.His ideas were considered radical, and few people took him seriously.
 
synonyms:
absolute, complete, drastic, extreme, profound, thoroughgoing, total
antonyms:
moderate, superficial
similar words:
comprehensive, deep, extensive, revolutionary, severe, sweeping, thorough, ultra, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, utter
definition 3: advocating drastic changes in laws, government, or society.
The government tried to suppress all radical groups.Some professors were fired because of their radical political activities.
 
synonyms:
revolutionary
antonyms:
conservative, moderate, reactionary
similar words:
avant-garde, extremist, insurgent, Jacobin, left-wing, leftist, rebel, rebellious, underground
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who advocates fundamental or extreme social and political changes.
Some of the radicals were arrested and put it jail.
synonyms:
extremist, ultra
antonyms:
conservative, moderate, reactionary
definition 2: in, math, the root of a quantity.
synonyms:
root
definition 3: in chemistry, a group of two or more atoms, arranged in a specific way, that acts as a single atom in chemical reactions.
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derivation: radically (adv.)
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