lunatic fringe
lunatic fringe lunatic fringe n. the members of a political or social group espousing extreme, fanatical, or seemingly irrational views. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lunatic Fringe — can refer to: * A characterization of members of a usually political or social movement espousing extreme, eccentric, or fanatical views. * Name of underground association of political thinkers who verbally debunk both Neo Con Liberal Extremist… …   Wikipedia

  • lunatic fringe — lunatic ,fringe noun singular INFORMAL people whose opinions are far more extreme than the opinions of the rest of their group …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lunatic fringe — ► NOUN ▪ an extreme or eccentric minority …   English terms dictionary

  • lunatic fringe — ☆ lunatic fringe n. that minority considered foolishly extremist, fanatic, etc. in a political, social, religious, or other movement …   English World dictionary

  • lunatic fringe — N SING: usu the N If you refer to a group of people as the lunatic fringe, you mean that they are very extreme in their opinions or behaviour. Demands for a separate Siberia are confined for now to the lunatic fringe …   English dictionary

  • lunatic fringe — noun a political unit with extreme and fanatical views • Hypernyms: ↑political unit, ↑political entity * * * noun [singular] : the members of a political or social group or movement who have the most extreme or foolish ideas His nomination is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lunatic fringe — lu′natic fringe′ n. members on the periphery of any group, as in politics or religion, who hold extreme or fanatical views • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • lunatic fringe — noun Date: 1913 the members of a usually political or social movement espousing extreme, eccentric, or fanatical views …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lunatic fringe — members on the periphery of any group, esp. political, social, or religious, who hold extreme or fanatical views. [1910 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lunatic fringe — noun The members of a political or social group espousing extreme, fanatical, or irrational views …   Wiktionary

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