Translation of "radical" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈræd.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈræd.ɪ.kəl/

radical adjective (SUPPORTING CHANGE)

C2 believing or expressing the belief that there should be great or extreme social or political change

He was known as a radical reformer/thinker/politician. 他是个著名的激进改革者/思想家/政治家。
These people have very radical views. 这些人观点很偏激。

More examples

  • The feeling among the grassroots of the Party is that the leaders are not radical enough.
  • This is a desperate situation which requires a truly radical solution.
  • He belonged to the radical fringes of the party.
  • She described herself as a radical feminist.
  • He holds some radical opinions on the subject.

radical adjective (VERY IMPORTANT)

C1 relating to the most important parts of something or someone; complete or extreme

We need to make some radical changes to our operating procedures. 我们需要对操作规程进行一些根本性的变革。
I'm just having my hair trimmed - nothing radical.

More examples

  • The past few years have witnessed radical improvements to the system.
  • The company is undergoing a radical shake-up.
  • The new management will make radical changes.
  • I'm just having my hair trimmed - nothing radical.
  • In her essay, she characterizes the whole era as a period of radical change.

radicalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈræd.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˈræd.ɪ.kəl/

C2 a person who supports great social and political change

She was a radical all her life. 她一生都是个激进分子。

(Translation of “radical” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)