Definition of ultra in English:

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ultra

Pronunciation: /ˈʌltrə/

noun

informal
1An extremist: ultras in the animal rights movement
More example sentences
  • When liberals in Spain overthrew their king, the ultras pressed the reluctant government for action.
  • The latter provision would be used by loyalist ultras to demand that the RUC remove the Irish Tricolour even when it was being displayed in a predominantly nationalist area.
  • Gandhi said the state government did not release the ultras unilaterally but with the approval of the country's intelligence agencies, according to a Press Trust of India report.
Synonyms
extremist, radical, fanatic, zealot, diehard, revolutionary, rebel, militant, subversive
2 short for ultramarathon. the best way to tackle an ultra is to divide the race into manageable chunks
More example sentences
  • I thought I would be a natural for ultras.
  • I'd been thinking about doing an ultra for several years.
  • Despite the longer distances, ultras may actually be easier on the body than running a road marathon.

Origin

Early 19th century: an independent usage of ultra-, originally as an abbreviation of French ultra-royaliste 'ultra-royalist'.

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