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Synonyms for radical

Synonyms for (noun) radical

Synonyms: stem, theme, base, root, root word, radical Definition: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed Usage: thematic vowels are part of the stem

Similar words: descriptor, word form, form, signifier Definition: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something Usage: the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Synonyms: radical Definition: a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram

Similar words: grapheme, graphic symbol, character Definition: a written symbol that is used to represent speech Usage: the Greek alphabet has 24 characters

Synonyms: radical Definition: a person who has radical ideas or opinions

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms: radical Definition: (mathematics) a quantity expressed as the root of another quantity

Similar words: quantity, measure, amount Definition: how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Synonyms: group, radical, chemical group Definition: (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule

Similar words: unit, building block Definition: a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else Usage: units of nucleic acids

Synonyms: free radical, radical Definition: an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule Usage: in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

Similar words: atom Definition: (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

Synonyms for (adjective) radical

Synonyms: extremist, ultra, radical Definition: (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm Usage: extremist political views; radical opinions on education; an ultra conservative

Similar words: immoderate Definition: beyond reasonable limits Usage: immoderate laughter; immoderate spending

Synonyms: radical, revolutionary Definition: markedly new or introducing radical change Usage: a revolutionary discovery; radical political views

Similar words: new Definition: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered Usage: a new law; new cars; a new comet; a new friend; a new year; the New World

Synonyms: radical Definition: arising from or going to the root or source Usage: a radical flaw in the plan

Similar words: basic Definition: pertaining to or constituting a base or basis Usage: a basic fact; the basic ingredients; basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities