right wing

noun
1.
members of a conservative or reactionary political party, or those opposing extensive political reform.
2.
such a political party or a group of such parties.
3.
that part of a political or social organization advocating a conservative or reactionary position: The union's right wing favored a moderate course of action.

Origin:
1930–35

right-wing, adjective
right-winger, noun
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right wing
 
n
1.  (often capitals) the conservative faction of an assembly, party, etc
2.  the part of an army or field of battle on the right from the point of view of one facing the enemy
3.  a.  the right-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of a team facing its opponent's goal
 b.  a player positioned in this area in any of various games
 c.  the position occupied by such a player
 
adj
4.  of, belonging to, or relating to the right wing
 
'right-'winger
 
n

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right-wing definition


A descriptive term for conservative or reactionary political views, particularly those supporting the current social order or calling for a return to an earlier order. Right-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Right. (Compare left-wing.)

right-wing definition


A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates very conservative policies. Right-wing groups generally support free enterprise. In the United States, the right wing generally argues for a strong national defense program and opposes federal involvement in promoting social welfare. (Compare left-wing.)

Note: Although both major political parties in the United States have right-wing factions, right-wing policies are usually associated with the Republican party.
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Example sentences
But they're opposed by right-wing parties that are having none of it.
Criminal gangs that have sprung from the remnants of right-wing paramilitary
  groups have also gone into mining.
Right-wing economists will write about the inefficiency of government
  interventions.
Scholars, who are paid a minute fraction of what popular right-wing pundits
  earn, don't need to be paid to be curious.
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