Definition of lunatic fringe in English:

lunatic fringe

Syllabification: lu·na·tic fringe


  • An extreme or eccentric minority within society or a group.
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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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