- a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views.
- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left.
Origin of leftist
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No sooner does the Left of some party break off and found a new party than it is immediately confronted by its own Leftism.The Fruits of Victory
- of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles
- a person who supports or belongs to the political left
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Word Origin and History for leftism
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