Radical Significance



Radical enlivening Questions for you:

  • Are you radical? (read below definitions)
  • What is radical for you?
  • What would be a radical, game-changing behavior for you today?





What is the one radically inspired action you are going to focus today that will change dramatically your experience of yourself and the world?
First things first.


Let’s visit the dictionary for a search on the meaning of radical

of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.
thorough going or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms
favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms:radical ideas;

forming a basis or foundation.
existing inherently in a thing or person: radical defects ofcharacter.

a person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles; extremist.
a person who advocates fundamental political, economic,and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.

Chemistry .

an atom or group of atoms that has at least one electron free to participate in forming a chemical bond ;

often not stable except as part of a molecule.

The hydroxyl, ethyl, and phenyl radicals are examples.

Radicals are unchanged by chemical reactions.

Note : In general, radicals are associated with chemicals reactions that proceed rapidly.

1.  basic, essential; original, innate, ingrained. 2.  complete,unqualified, thorough; drastic, excessive, immoderate, violent.Radical, extreme, fanatical  denote that which goes beyond moderation or even to excess in opinion, belief, action, etc.Radical  emphasizes the idea of going to the root of a matter, and this often seems immoderate in its thoroughness or completeness: radical ideas; radical changes or reforms. Extreme applies to excessively biased ideas, intemperate conduct, or repressive legislation: to use extreme measures. Fanatical  is applied to a person who has extravagant views, especially in matters of religion or morality, which render that person incapable of sound judgments; and excessive zeal which leads him or her to take violent action against those who have differing views: fanatical in persecuting others.

1, 2.  superficial.

World English Dictionary
radical  (ˈrædɪk ə l)
of, relating to, or characteristic of the basic or inherent constitution of a person or thing; fundamental: a radical fault
concerned with or tending to concentrate on fundamental aspects of a matter; searching or thoroughgoing: radical thought ; a radical re-examination
favoring or tending to produce extreme or fundamental changes in political, economic, or social conditions,institutions, habits of mind, etc: a radical party
med  (of treatment) aimed at removing the source of a disease: radical surgery
slang chiefly  ( US ) very good; excellent
of, relating to, or arising from the root or the base of the stem of a plant: radical leaves
maths  of, relating to, or containing roots of numbers or quantities
linguistics  of or relating to the root of a word
a person who favors extreme or fundamental change inexistent institutions or in political, social, or economic conditions
[from Late Latin rādīcālis  having roots, from Latin rādix  a root]

Word Origin & History

late 14c. (adj.), in a medieval philosophical sense, from L.L.radicalis “of or having roots,” from L. radix (gen. radicis) “root”(see radish). Meaning “going to the origin, essential” is from1650s. Political sense of “reformist” (via notion of “change from the roots”)

Medical Dictionary
1.     A group of elements or atoms usually passing intact from one compound to another but generally incapable of prolonged existence in a free state.
2.     A free radical.
1.     Of or being medical treatment by extreme, drastic, or innovative measures.
2.     Designed to act on or eliminate the root or cause of pathological process.

Cultural Dictionary
In politics, someone who demands substantial or extreme changes in the existing system.









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