Jacobin vs Extremist - What's the difference?

jacobin | extremist |

As nouns the difference between jacobin and extremist

is that jacobin is jacobin while extremist is extremist.

As an adjective jacobin

is jacobin.



(en noun)
  • A Dominican friar.
  • A member of a radical French political club founded (at an old Jacobin convent) in 1789 and one of the driving forces of the French Revolution.
  • *2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 429-30:
  • *:The Jacobins acted as a left-of-centre parliamentary pressure group, spending much of their time in coordinating the following day's business in the Assembly.
  • By extension, a political radical.
  • A breed of domestic pigeon (known for its feathered hood over its head).
  • References

    *Collins Shorter English Dictionary *Napoleon - a biography by Frank McLynn Pages 209-10, 212, 213, 220,221,222,224,233,




    (en noun)
  • a person who holds extreme views, especially one who advocates such views; a radical or fanatic
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • holding extreme views, especially on a political subject
  • of, or relating to extremism