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radical left

the faction representing extreme left-wing political views, often Marxist or Maoist in ideology.
Compare New Left.
Origin of radical left
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The parliamentary entente of the liberal Socialists with the radical left dates from this time.

  • Imperceptibly this radical left wing of his emotions speeded up his meal, again.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • He acquired great influence, took his seat in the Italian parliament, and soon became leader of the radical left.

    A Short History of Italy Henry Dwight Sedgwick

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