Definition of "centrism" [centrism]

  • The political philosophy of avoiding the extremes of right and left by taking a moderate position. (noun)

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Use "centrism" in a sentence
  • "As such, a bolder and more radical centrism is necessary in response."
  • "Gene-centrism is still a questionable empirical appeal."
  • "A good case can be made that in the present political environment, centrism is more likely to be promoted by a Democratic party that uses every parliamentary tool in the books to oppose Republican initiatives until they are moderated, then by Democrats who when pronouncing a plague on extremists in both parties, make no actual contribution to diffusing the extremist policies of the right. continue reading ..."