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    extremist (noun)- extremist (adjective)

    Hi, I was thinking about the word "extremist", I looked it up online and found a few examples:

    - Not all fighters going to Syria are extremists, says former UK minister Shahid Malik.
    - In Israel, advocates of peace are viewed as extremists.
    - In liberal societies, individuals or groups that advocate the replacement of democracy with a more authoritarian regime are labelled extremists;
    - What's worse, even the founding fathers are considered 'extremists' by the Pentagon.
    - Why do young people become extremists?
    - So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.

    - Saudi Woman says Western and Saudi Culture Both are Extremist.
    - Gender issues were all at one time or another viewed as extremist.
    - EU countries that adopt this line will automatically be labelled as extremist.
    - Most tattoos and symbols identified are considered controversial or extremist by the Anti-Defamation League.

    My question is: Can I use the noun to refer to people (as in the first six examples) and do I need to use the adjective to refer to things (as in the last four examples)?

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    Re: extremist (noun)- extremist (adjective)

    Yes and yes.

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