(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. fundamental, intrinsic; extreme, drastic, thorough; sweeping, revolutionary. See completion. —n. liberal, leftist, left-winger (see change); reformer, rebel, revolutionary; anarchist, nihilist, Communist, Bolshevik, red (inf.), [parlor] pink (inf.), fellow-traveler (inf.), Commie (sl.), pinko (sl.). See revolution. Ant., superficial; middle-of-the-road.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Fundamental]
Syn. basic, original, primitive, underlying; see fundamental 1 , organic .
2. [Advocating extreme change]
Syn. extremist, revolutionary, fanatical, militant, rabid, insurgent, iconoclastic, advanced, forward, insurrectionary, progressive, revisionist, abolitionist, leftist, communistic, left-wing, uncompromising, intransigent, recalcitrant, mutinous, rebellious, recusant, subversive, seditious, riotous, lawless, ultraconservative, racist, white supremacist, insubordinate, anarchistic, nihilistic, Bolshevistic, Communist, socialist, liberal, immoderate, heretical, freethinking, avant-garde, Jacobinic, ultraist, ultraistic, ultra, red*, pink*; see also fanatical , rebellious 2 , revolutionary 1 .
Ant. conservative*, reformist, gradualist.
3. [Thoroughgoing]
Syn. extreme, drastic, thorough, complete; see comprehensive , extreme 2 .
See Synonym Study at liberal . n.
Syn. extremist, militant, revolutionary, fanatic, insurgent, objector, revolutionist, insurrectionist, leftist, anarchist, socialist, communist, pacifist, syndicalist, nihilist, ultraist, ultra, subversive, rebel, revolter, mutineer, firebrand, Jacobin, sans-culotte, Bolshevik, Bolshevist, anarcho-syndicalist, renegade, crusader, individualist, fascist, Nazi, racist, white supremacist, misfit, iconoclast, member of the lunatic fringe, eccentric, freethinker, rightist, yippie, hippie, Black nationalist, demonstrator, peace marcher, rioter, fifth columnist, nonconformist, left-winger, right-winger, ultraconservative, John Bircher, pinko*, red*; see also agitator , rebel 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
extremist, fanatic, zealot, revolutionist, leftist, left-winger, iconoclast, nonconformist. ''A man with both feet firmly planted in the air.''—Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
ANT.: conservative, moderate
1. fundamental basic, rudimentary, elemental, foundational.
2. extreme thorough, extremist, severe, progressive, fanatical, drastic, revolutionary, complete, whole, sweeping, far left.
ANT.: 1. peripheral, unimportant. 2. modest, partial, moderate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Arising from or going to the root or source: basal, basic, foundational, fundamental, original, primary, underlying. See SURFACE. 2. Holding especially political views that deviate drastically and fundamentally from conventional or traditional beliefs: extreme, extremist, fanatic, fanatical, rabid, revolutionary, ultra. Slang: far-out. See CONCERN, EDGE, POLITICS. II noun One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures: extremist, fanatic, revolutionary, revolutionist, ultra, zealot. See EDGE, CONCERN, POLITICS.

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