English Synonyms and Antonyms
The widely divergent senses in which the word radical is used, by which it can be at some time interchanged with any word in the above list, are all formed upon the one primary sense of having to do with or proceeding from the root (Latin radix); a radical difference is one that springs from the root, and is thus constitutional, essential, fundamental, organic, original; a radical change is one that does not stop at the surface, but reaches down to the very root, and is entire, thorough, total; since the majority find superficial treatment of any matter the easiest and most comfortable, radical measures, which strike at the root of evil or need, are apt to be looked upon as extreme.
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group, radical, chemical groupnoun
(chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
free radical, radicalnoun
an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
"in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells"
a person who has radical ideas or opinions
(mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity
a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
root, root word, base, stem, theme, radicaladjective
(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
"thematic vowels are part of the stem"
al-Qaeda, idea, groundwork, al-Qaida, ascendent, base, substructure, composition, paper, fundament, motif, prow, theme, ascendant, basis, group, understructure, shank, stalk, nucleotide, report, foundation, etymon, root, subject, floor, bow, fore, topic, free radical, melodic theme, source, ancestor, foot, antecedent, musical theme, infrastructure, alkali, cornerstone, origin, pedestal, home, rootage, tooth root, stem, base of operations, radix, root word, stand, stem turn, solution, beginning, chemical group, al-Qa'ida, bag
extremist, radical, ultraadjective
(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
"extremist political views"; "radical opinions on education"; "an ultra conservative"
markedly new or introducing radical change
"a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views"
arising from or going to the root or source
"a radical flaw in the plan"
of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root
"a radical verb form"
especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
"basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
extreme or progressive section
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How to use radical in a sentence?
This is a great victory for the radical Islamist jihad world, and they will gain momentum from this.
Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical Green New Deal agenda will be a major issue in November’s elections.
There is no scientific evidence to support shock wave therapy for patients with other causes of erectile dysfunction – neurological problems, psychological erectile dysfunction, or patients after major pelvic surgery such as a radical prostatectomy or pelvic irradiation.
What ISIS does is I think it gives direction, organization, and because of its command of the social media can actually activate people in a way that was more random before, but, the general issue is radical Islam. And unless we have a president who immediately says this is a lone gunman, how does he know?
It's sad, because it shows that the rule of the central and local governments has failed, and people have only become angrier, it is only inevitable that people will find more and more radical ways of resistance.
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- radicalCatalan, Valencian
- radikál, radikálníCzech
- Wurzel, Radikale, radikal, radikalisch, Radikaler, krass, RadixGerman
- ριζοσπάστης, ρι, ριζοσπαστικόςGreek
- mullistava, perusteellinen, perus, radikaali, radikaalinen, juuri, vapaa radikaaliFinnish
- clé, super, radicale, radical, génial, racineFrench
- radicale, radicalicoItalian
- ラジカル, 累乗根, 部首, 徹底的, 根, 根本的Japanese
- 부수, 근본적인, 部首Korean
- radikalNorwegian Nynorsk
- rodnik, klucz, radykał, pierwiastekPolish
- radical, de rădăcină, rădăcinalRomanian
- радика́льный, радикал, фундамента́льный, основно́й, ключ, корнево́й, кореньRussian
- بنیاد پرستUrdu
- cấp tiến, căn nguyên, bộ thủ, 部首Vietnamese
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