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Definition of "activism" []

  • The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "activism" in a sentence
  • "Updated 11: 06: Sen. Feingold is now attacking the activism of the Roberts Court, while noting that there appears to be no fixed definition of the term \ "judicial activism\" other than \ "having opinions one does not like."
  • "The term activism by Mark Sashine on Monday, Aug 31, 2009 at 9: 14: 05 AM"
  • ""Their policy is playing to the [Kenyan public] gallery, which we call activism diplomacy," he said, calling the warnings on travel bans part of "a big bully blackmail system.""