Meaning of “the lunatic fringe” in the English Dictionary

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"the lunatic fringe" in British English

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the lunatic fringe

disapproving or humorous

people who have very strong opinions that are outside the usual range

(Definition of “the lunatic fringe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lunatic fringe" in American English

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lunatic fringenoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈlu·nəˌtɪk ˈfrɪnj/

the members of a group whose opinions are extreme and different from those of the rest of the group:

Roosevelt attacked the reformers as a lunatic fringe.

(Definition of “lunatic fringe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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