leftist

[lef-tist]
noun
1.
a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left.
Also, Leftist.


Origin:
1920–25; left1 + -ist

leftism, noun
antileftist, adjective
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leftist (ˈlɛftɪst)
 
adj
1.  of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles
 
n
2.  a person who supports or belongs to the political left
 
'leftism
 
n

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leftist
1924, from left + -ist.
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leftist definition


One who holds a left-wing viewpoint; someone who seeks radical social and economic change in the direction of greater equality.

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