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How do use the word radical?

 

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    Hello Xismy:

    One can refer to a person's advocacy for "radical" (uncommon or unconventional) ideas.

    This is the most common usage. For example, a recommendation that we all rise up and overthrow a government in a fiery revolution, would be a clear example of a "radical" idea.

    Thus, persons who oppose governments in power, are often referred to as "radicals".

    Of course, one can Poison---the---Well, by labeling almost any collective of persons as "radicals". We could say for example, that all the people from country "A" who use italki forums, are all "radical". That would serve to alienate many people from the group.

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