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leftist

[lef-tist] /ˈlɛf tɪst/
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
1920-1925
1920-25; left1 + -ist
Related forms
leftism, noun
antileftist, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leftist

leftist

/ˈlɛftɪst/
adjective
1.
of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles
noun
2.
a person who supports or belongs to the political left
Derived Forms
leftism, noun
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Word Origin and History for leftist
adj.

1897, from left (adj.) in the political sense + -ist.

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leftist in Culture

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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