adjective supporting leftwing politics, groups, or ideas: leftist views | a prominent leftist student group - leftism noun (U) - leftist noun (C)

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  • leftist — adj. same as {left wing}. Syn: left of center, left wing. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leftist — n. a person who belongs to the political left. Syn: socialist, collectivist, left winger. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leftist — (adj.) 1897, from LEFT (Cf. left) (adj.) in the political sense + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leftist — [left′ist] n. a person whose political position is liberal or radical; member of the left adj. liberal or radical leftism n …   English World dictionary

  • leftist — [[t]le̱ftɪst[/t]] leftists 1) N COUNT Socialists and Communists are sometimes referred to as leftists. Two of the men were leftists and two were centrists. ...Chilean leftists. 2) ADJ: ADJ n If you describe someone, their ideals or their… …   English dictionary

  • leftist — left|ist [ˈleftıst] adj supporting ↑left wing ideas or groups ≠ ↑rightist ▪ a coalition of leftist parties >leftist n ▪ a group of radical leftists …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leftist — left|ist1 [ leftıst ] noun count someone who is left wing leftist left|ist 2 [ leftıst ] adjective left wing ╾ left|ism noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leftist — I UK [ˈleftɪst] / US adjective left wing Derived word: leftism noun uncountable II UK [ˈleftɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms leftist : singular leftist plural leftists someone who is left wing …   English dictionary

  • leftist — leftism, n. /lef tist/, n. 1. a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left. Also, Leftist. [1920 25; LEFT1 + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • leftist — adj. Leftist is used with these nouns: ↑party, ↑rebel …   Collocations dictionary

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