Definition of lunatic fringe in English:

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lunatic fringe


An extreme or eccentric minority within society or a group: she has been linked with a lunatic fringe of Californian fundamentalists protest is no longer the preserve of the lunatic fringe [as modifier]: it is treated by the authorities as an eccentric lunatic fringe organization
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  • Why do people insist on pandering to the lunatic fringes of society?
  • Although South Africa has been the victim of sporadic acts of terrorism since the establishment of a black-led government in 1994, they have been dismissed as the work of those on the lunatic fringe of white South African society.
  • Both clubs have a sizeable lunatic fringe and the links with Ulster are maintained with the estimated 10,000 nationalists and loyalists who make the trip over the Irish Sea to Glasgow each week.

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