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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collectivist, leftist, left-wingeradjective

    a person who belongs to the political left

  2. leftist, left-of-center, left-wingadjective

    believing in or supporting tenets of the political left

Wiktionary

  1. leftistnoun

    A person who holds views associated with the political left.

  2. leftistadjective

    Of or pertaining to the political left.

Wikipedia

  1. leftist

    Left-wing politics describes the range of political ideologies that support and seek to achieve social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy. Left-wing politics typically involve a concern for those in society whom its adherents perceive as disadvantaged relative to others as well as a belief that there are unjustified inequalities that need to be reduced or abolished. Left-wing politics are associated with popular or state control of major political and economic institutions. According to emeritus professor of economics Barry Clark, supporters of left-wing politics "claim that human development flourishes when individuals engage in cooperative, mutually respectful relations that can thrive only when excessive differences in status, power, and wealth are eliminated."Within the left–right political spectrum, Left and Right were coined during the French Revolution, referring to the seating arrangement in the French Estates General. Those who sat on the left generally opposed the Ancien Régime and the Bourbon monarchy and supported the Revolution, the creation of a democratic republic and the secularisation of society while those on the right were supportive of the traditional institutions of the Ancien Régime. Usage of the term Left became more prominent after the restoration of the French monarchy in 1815, when it was applied to the Independents. The word wing was first appended to Left and Right in the late 19th century, usually with disparaging intent, and left-wing was applied to those who were unorthodox in their religious or political views. Ideologies considered to be left-wing vary greatly depending on the placement of the Overton window along the political spectrum in a given time and place. At the end of the 18th century, upon the founding of the first liberal democracies, the term Left was used to describe liberalism in the United States and republicanism in France, supporting a lesser degree of hierarchical decision-making than the right-wing politics of the traditional conservatives and monarchists. In modern politics, the term Left typically applies to ideologies and movements to the left of classical liberalism, supporting some degree of democracy in the economic sphere. Today, ideologies such as social liberalism and social democracy are considered to be centre-left, while the Left is typically reserved for movements more critical of capitalism, including anarchism, communism, Marxism and syndicalism, each of which rose to prominence in the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the term left-wing has also been applied to a broad range of culturally liberal social movements, including the civil rights movement, feminist movement, LGBT rights movement, abortion-rights movements, multiculturalism, anti-war movement and environmental movement as well as a wide range of political parties.

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  1. leftist

    A leftist is a person who supports political philosophies or ideologies on the left side of the political spectrum. They generally advocate for social equality, workers' rights, redistribution of wealth, and are often associated with ideals such as progressivism, socialism, or communism. Their beliefs often place an emphasis on collective responsibility and social justice. Examples of leftist ideologies may include labor movements, feminism, environmentalism, and anti-war movements.

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  1. ittself

  2. liftest

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leftist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leftist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of leftist in a Sentence

  1. Kevin West:

    It is unfortunate, but not surprising, to see radical leftist organizations supporting the racist indoctrination of our children that HB 1775 was written to stop. The law ensures that all history is taught in schools without shaming the children of today into blaming themselves for problems of the past, as radical leftists would prefer.

  2. Ron Robinson:

    I had the misfortune of being in a leftist riot as a student, and I wouldn’t want to put my children or anyone else’s children into that situation without assurances that law enforcement would protect them.

  3. Jill Dunican:

    There have already been calls for parent harassment from fringe, district aligned, leftist parent groups.

  4. Yoaz Hendel:

    His main conclusion from his first convention in the 90s was that he cannot allow himself to be the most leftist in his own coalition.

  5. Ted Cruz:

    Given the pattern of judicial nominees he's put forward so far, he keeps being captive to the radical left in his party. If he nominated a radical leftist justice who would ignore the rule of law and undermine our constitutional rights, I can't imagine a Republican Senate would confirm an extreme justice.

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