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English definition of “the lunatic fringe”

the lunatic fringe

disapproving or humorous
people who have very strong opinions that are outside the usual range Political movements and groups
(Definition of the lunatic fringe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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