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groupuscule Line breaks: group|us¦cule
Pronunciation: /ˈɡruːpəˌskjuːl/

Definition of groupuscule in English:


A political or religious splinter group.
Example sentences
  • It was rather a grouping in the sense of Charles Fourier's socialist cells or groupuscules, based, as Breton insisted, on the idea that all passions are good.
  • The 1970s seemed to be the age of the groupuscules, the tiny, fissiparous radical activist groups which spread across Western Europe.
  • He will be comfortable with his citation on the blogrolls of various right-wing groupuscules and assorted reactionary ranters.


1960s: from French, diminutive of groupe 'group'.

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