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leftist

or Left·ist

[ lef-tist ]
/ ˈlɛf tɪst /
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noun

a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views.

adjective

of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left.

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Origin of leftist

First recorded in 1920–25; left1 + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM leftist

leftism, nounan·ti·left·ist, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for leftist

leftist
/ (ˈlɛftɪst) /

adjective

of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles

noun

a person who supports or belongs to the political left

Derived forms of leftist

leftism, noun
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Cultural definitions for leftist

leftist

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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