Definition of 'radical'
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There are radical changes to most constituencies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a radical change of trend. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But radical reform has to come. The Sun (2017)There will be no task force, no radical changes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If it does not, these huge constituencies will seek radical change at the ballot box. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I know a lot of people make radical changes to their life when faced with their own mortality. The Sun (2016)That would make it the first party on the radical right to gain representation in the national chamber since the founding of modern Germany. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Free radicals are produced in excess by things such as smoking, - which during the season. The Sun (2016)All would have sounded radical in 1967. Today? Times, Sunday Times (2016)May has had to drop many of her more radical reforms, including a proposal to install workers on company boards, amid opposition from industry. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Radical leftist parties demand a referendum on the monarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Radical political and constitutional changes are almost always the result of war and revolution. After Thatcher (1989)Some are more radical or more conservative than others. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)The two combined can produce the radical change that the moment demands. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His policy prescription once again put him outside the mainstream during his lifetime and remains radical today. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)This is the point of attack for radical social reformers. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)The sector may think it has seen off radical change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first attempts at this style of dress were radical in the extreme. COURTESANS (2003) Political demands for radical change are often justified by an appeal to "rights". The Past is Before Us - feminism in action since the 1960s (1989)My exhortation is for both the radicals and conservatives. Christianity Today (2000)It is already well established that ultraviolet radiation produces free radicals in tissue. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)They became economic and social radicals in the process. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Others said the approach will be unnecessarily costly and risk being undermined by a radical change to planning laws. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They failed to carry through many of the radical reforms to important public services that would have improved many lives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Next door was a left-wing radical who saw this as provocation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Labour has not run out of radical steam, he says. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They hope to win the backing of Socialist party members with radical policies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We need a radical reform of our society and Party to ensure political and judicial democracy. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)The pessimistic outlook is likely to persist next year unless there is a radical improvement in economic conditions, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A radical left-wing government proposing fantasy economics and causing chaos has learnt better. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Political change is secondary for Labour radicals to economic and social reform delivered through Westminster. After Thatcher (1989)Enter the guru, peddling ancient or radical solutions to today 's problems. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'radical'
British English: radical ADJECTIVE
Radical changes and differences are very important and great in degree.
The country needs a period of calm without more surges of radical change.
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