left·ist || 'leftɪst n. one who adheres to the beliefs and policies of the political left, one who supports liberal politics adj. radical, liberal, supporting the political left, belonging to the political left

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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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 — adjective supporting leftwing politics, groups, or ideas: leftist views | a prominent leftist student group leftism noun (U) leftist noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary 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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