(the) lunatic fringe

(the) lunatic fringe
the ˌlunatic ˈfringe idiom
noun singular + singular or plural verb (disapproving) those members of a political or other group whose views are considered to be very extreme and crazy

They stressed that only the lunatic fringe of the movement was involved in the incident.

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  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Derby Lunatic Fringe — or Derby Youth Connection In Derby Years active 1999–present Territory Derby County Ethnicity Mostly White British Membership 60 80 Criminal activities …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — UK / US noun [singular] informal people whose opinions are far more extreme than the opinions of the rest of their group …   English dictionary

  • 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

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