left wing

members of a liberal or radical political party, or those favoring extensive political reform.
such a party or a group of such parties.
the part of a political or social organization advocating a liberal or radical position.


left-wing, adjective
left-winger, noun
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left wing
1.  (often capital) the leftist faction of an assembly, party, group, etc; the radical or progressive wing
2.  the units of an army situated on the left of a battle position
3.  sport
 a.  the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
 b.  a player positioned in this area in certain games
4.  of, belonging to, or relating to the political left wing

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Word Origin & History

left wing
also left-wing, 1898, from left + wing.
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Idioms & Phrases

left wing

The liberal or radical faction of a political group, as in Many consider him a leader of the Democratic Party's left wing. This expression originated in the seating practice of European legislatures, whereby those holding liberal views were assigned to the left side of the house. [First half of 1800s]

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Example sentences
And left wing propaganda poses little threat to students who never actually
  read it.
One commenter suggested that the article may be a left wing attempt to control
Obviously you are a left wing loon that is the problem not the solution.
It's really sad that a once great magazine would print such an obvious piece of
  left wing propaganda.
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