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That which is not radical or extreme. Lacking in radicalism. Not stuck on a root. In no need for exaggerated/drastic attitudes and/or measures. Inclusive of more points of view in an issue than the far extreme views.


1. Not arising from or going to a rigid root or source; more than basic: proposed a unradical solution to the problem.
2. Not departing markedly from the usual or customary in a extreme manner; not extreme: pragmatic opinions on education/politics.
3. Not favoring or not effecting needless revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions: not holding radical political views.
4. Linguistics. Being beyond a basic root: a post radical form without excluding its root.
5. Slang. done reasonably; comprehensive action; not wasteful, nor negligent of reason/logic.


1. One who advocates pragmatism over fundamental revolutionary changes in current practices, conditions, or institutions: unradical thinkers seeking to comprehensively correct the social order.
2. Mathematics. Not Applicable.
3. Linguistics.

Extreme, fundamentalist, ultra-conservative, overtly basic, over simplified.

Middle English, not of an exclusive root, contrary but not the exact opposite from the Late Latin rādīcālis, having no rigid roots, modification of radical from Latin rādīx, rādīc-, root.

unradically un·rad'i·cal·ly adv.
unradicalness un·rad'i·cal·ness n.

Note - Coined by staff and users, but previously used in musical lyrics and news articles.
1. Those not in the far extremes of this issue hold an unradical point of view.
2. It takes an unradical approach to maintain pragmatism.

by Ikiraf Ayom February 14, 2009
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